Debasish Saha, N.Khandekar, B. Tudu & A. Goswami
To study the work distribution pattern in poultry farming, an investigation was conducted in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, where two blocks were selected purposively having high poultry population. From each zone two clusters with three villages each, based on proximity were selected randomly on proportionate basis to form a total sample size of 150 respondents. The study revealed that in the intensive system, the majority of the activities were carried out by male members, whereas women were involved in very few activities. Further, in semi-intensive system, selling of meat/birds and purchasing of chicks were done by the male member, however, women involved regularly in the feeding, cleaning, releasing/ receiving birds, health care and collection/storage of eggs. On the other hand in the backyard system, women were performing all the activities and very few men were involved limited to the marketing related activities.
Keyword: Work Distribution Pattern, Poultry Farming, Women.