Ms. Satyakumari from Vaderahalli Village in Karnataka has been doing silkworm rearing for more than 15 years. She has attended training programmes organised by the Department Of Sericulture and KSSRDI and interacted with scientists. She emerged as a role model in her village, with her knowledge and confidence she boosted the sericulture in the village. Now she is practicing intercultivation in wider spaced mulberry (V1 variety) with cluster bean, palak and spinach. She has also planted eucalyptus as border plantation. Ms. Satyamumari says silkworm rearing is an indoor or household based activity, there is every scope for the family women to get involved in it on a larger scale. She consider it as a convenient activity for women, who will be able to involve themselves in it, besides carrying on or without affecting their other domestic
activities or responsibilities.