Study on Ownership and Control Pattern over Resources and Accessibility to Various Services in Gender Perspectives

Neeraj K. Sharma, H.R. Meena, Mahesh Chander, Hari R.4 and Sharad Avhad


The present study was conducted in Alwar and Bikaner district of Rajasthan. The sample was collected from 12 villages of 6 blocks of both the districts. The sample size was 240 respondents The information was collected by conducting personal interviews of the respondents with the help of semi structured interview schedule. The overall figures indicated that large ruminants were mainly owned by male respondents (44.17%) followed by joint ownership (35.00%). Only 20.83 percent female respondents owned large ruminants. Results revealed that in 44.17 per cent households control over large ruminants was in the hands of male respondents while control by female respondents was in 30.00 per cent households followed by joint control (25.83%). The results revealed that 27.50 per cent male respondents had accessibility to extension services as compared to only 13.33 per cent female respondent and only 29.17 per cent female respondents had accessibility to public animal health services whereas 42.50 per cent males had accessibility to public animal health services. About 30.83 per cent of female respondents had accessibility to market for selling its produce as compared to 67.50 per cent male respondents.

Keyword: Ownership; Control; Accessibility; Public animal health services;

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