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SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE FARM WOMEN AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION IN FARM OPERATION

S. Tripathy, Anupma Kumari and D. P. Rai

Abstract

Women play a significant role in agricultural development and allied fields including crop production, livestock production, horticulture, post harvest operations, agro-social forestry, fisheries etc. The nature and extent of woman’s involvement in agriculture varies from region to region. A study was conducted to know the socio-economic status of the farmwomen and their contribution in farm operation in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. A total of 120 respondents from four villages of Community Development Block Majhgawan, Satna were personally interviewed. The study reported that majority of farmwomen were middle age group, illiterate, backward classes, having marginal land holding and having agriculture as a main occupation. Majority of farmwomen had knowledge of scientific method of grain storage, time of irrigation, and high yielding variety. The study also reported that carry load on head, harvesting, sowing behind plough and weeding were done by majority of farmwomen.

Keyword: Farmwomen; Socio-economic status; Knowledge; Contribution, Farm operation

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