Participation of Farm Women in Agricultural Activities in Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, India
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Women play a significant role in agricultural development and allied activities. More than 70% of farm work is being performed by women. The present study analyzed the extent of participation of farm women in different farm operations and allied activities, constraints faced by the farm women involving in farm operations and reported the contribution of women in agriculture in Tiruvallur district is extremely significant. Women participation was the maximum in sowing, transplanting (34%) and intercultural operations (49%). Women actively involved in cattle management including Harvesting of fodder, Feeding, Watering, Milking, and Cleaning (85 to 100%). Drudgery for farm women was recorded high in transplanting (29.30%), harvesting (26.66%) and carrying fertilizer (35.66%). Farm women spend more time in transplanting, weeding and harvesting (08 hrs/day) followed by sowing (06 hrs/day), cattle management (04 hrs/day). Hence reduction in drudgery will lead to increase in participation of farm work. The study indicated that there is still a wide gender gap in the involvement in major filed operations which may be addressed properly for overall involvement of farm women and development.
- Women participation in agricultural activities
How to Cite
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