Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Role of farm women in agriculture and their involvement in decision making - A study in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Anuradha Ranjan Kumari
Abstract: In Indian Society both husband and wife participate in different household activities. Their role are generally complementary not only in physical participation in farm but also in the decision making process concerning major land use activities. She influences the farmer in selection of crop, developing the farm with irrigation and other facilities, adoption of latest technologies, timely harvesting, assisting the farmer in post harvesting and storage, timely marketing of the produce and in savings for the future. Inspite of all these, women are not given proper attention. But the globalization has provided many ways and means for the overall development and empowerment of women. The study was conducted in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh during the year 2015-16 and 2016-17, out of sixteen blocks three blocks i.e. Salempur, Bhatni and Bhatpar Rani were selected for this study. From each block three villages were selected purposively. From these villages 15 farm women selected. Hence total sample size was 135 farm women. The data were collected from each respondent through personal interview method with the help of structured schedule. The findings of this study revealed that majority of the women participated regularly in activities like grading and storage, animal husbandry activities, weeding, drying and cleaning of grains, cutting, sowing operations and shifting production to threshing floor activities are the operations in which farm women participate regularly. Majority of the women perceived that losses at storage pests and diseases attack are the major causes for food grain losses. Empowerment of women in agriculture field is one of the major strategies for achieving food security. There is a need for empowerment of farm women to take care of food production and post harvest production losses for global food security through extension strategies.
How to cite this article:
Anuradha Ranjan Kumari. Role of farm women in agriculture and their involvement in decision making - A study in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh. 2018; 7(1S): 1249-1253.