Socio - Economic Impact Assessment of Farms ProducePromotion Society (FAPRO) of Punjab

Subhashree Sahu, J.P. Sharma, R.R. Burman, Premlata Singh, N.V. Kumbhare and Eldho Varghese


The farmer organizations can serve as a potential alternative to improve the socio-economic condition of the farmers. The present study was conducted in Farms Produce Promotion Society (FAPRO) in Hoshiarpur of Punjab. Data were collected from the 50 members and 50 non-members selected randomly from the study area. The study revealed that membership in the organisation directly affected the socio-economic conditions of the people in the study area. It was found that income and employment of the members of the organisation were significantly higher in comparison to the non-members. A significant difference between the members and non-members was also observed in terms of food security and social empowerment.

Keyword: FAPRO; Income; Employment; Food security; Habitat security; Social empowerment;

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