Dr. Harshita Bhumra, Dr.Tikam Goyal, Dr. Upendra Singh, Dr. Manisha Singodia, Dr. Sunil Rajoria, Dr. Brajesh Kumar , Dr. Ruhi Meena and Dr. Rohitash
Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Agra Road Jaipur
Dairy farming in India primarily operates as a family-based enterprise, with women playing a significant and crucial role in this sector. Women are the backbone of dairy farming, responsible for managing more than 80% of dairy operations. Their roles encompass a wide range of activities, including feeding, grazing, fodder collection, milking, and dung management, while men often handle financial aspects such as the sale of milk and milk products (Sethi, 2010). Despite their tireless efforts, women encounter greater challenges compared to men when it comes to accessing natural resources, extension services, marketing opportunities, and financial services. The research was conducted in Girwa and Salumbar tehsils of Udaipur, selected deliberately due to their high concentration of dairy animals. For data collection, a structured interview schedule was developed. The interview schedule was designed to gather relevant and comprehensive information from the respondents regarding their dairy farming practices, challenges, and overall involvement in the sector. The structured nature of the interview ensured consistency in data collection and allowed for easy comparison and analysis of responses. A comprehensive analysis of various demographic and socioeconomic factors sheds light on the roles and challenges faced by women engaged in dairy farming in Girwa and Salumbar tehsils within the Udaipur district. It is evident that addressing issues related to education, access to resources, and promoting technological awareness can significantly contribute to enhancing the well-being and economic development of women engaged in dairy farming in the study area.