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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 6 (2020)

Time use pattern of farmwomen during post-harvest activities in Kashmir, India

Author(s):

Afsah Iqbal Nahvi and Ruchi Thakur

Abstract:
The present study was undertaken randomly at a selected village of Kunzer of district Baramulla as it is one of the major paddy belt of Kashmir. A sample of 100 respondents who were actively involved in paddy cultivation were selected. The present study showed that majority of the respondents belonged to age group of 30-40 years and could not read and write. Most of them belonged to joint family system. Harvesting was one of the major activity in paddy cultivation, almost every respondent performed the said activity. The post-harvest activities performed by the respondents were in a series of bundling, threshing and winnowing, bagging, stocking, storing and transporting of the paddy. Last but not the least guarding of the paddy was also an activity performed by the respondents. It was observed that 64% of the respondents’ work for more than 4 hrs a day during shift one. Bundling was carried out by 60% of the respondents for more than 4 hours a day in shift one. 47% of the respondents worked for 2-4 hrs a day during shift two for performing the activity threshing and winnowing. The activity bagging was mostly performed by 49% of the respondents for more than 4 hrs a day in shift one. 62% of the respondents did stocking of the paddy for more than 4 hrs a day during shift one. Storing was mostly performed by 41% of the respondents for more than 4 hrs a day during shift one. It was also seen that most of the respondents (54%) received help by their husbands in farm activities. Transportation of paddy was the last activity, which was carried by 71% of the respondents. The results showed that farm women worked for 7 hours a day during harvesting season in the fields.

Pages: 515-518  |  722 Views  179 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Afsah Iqbal Nahvi and Ruchi Thakur. Time use pattern of farmwomen during post-harvest activities in Kashmir, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(6S):515-518.

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