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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 540-546
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.064


Sustainable Food Processing Activities for Food and Livelihood Security among Rural Women in Dharwad District of Karnataka
J.K. Sarojani1*, J.S. Hilli2 and C.J. Kumar3
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community Science, University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2Department of Seed Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
3Soyabean Scheme, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

In rural India, the percentage of women who depend on agriculture for their livelihood is as high as 84%.Apart from participation in actual cultivation; women participate in various forms of processing and marketing of agricultural produce. Women accounted for 93% of total employment in dairy production. To begin with training programmes were started to self-help groups (SHG) on labour saving equipment, processing, value addition and storage of grains followed by model processing units establishment in rural areas. Workshops and melas were also conducted for empowerment of women in SHGs. Realizing the various benefits of forming SHG the women of Harobelavadi formed a “Sri. Veerabhadrshwara Raita Mahileyara Swa Sahaya Sangha” comprising of 10 likeminded farm women in the group which started Roti making as an income generating activity. The income per woman gradually increased from Rs 3600/ month in 2011 to Rs. 13, 333/month during 2015.Vermicelli production activity was taken up by Shri Padmavati SHG, Garag. The Vermicelli activity was carried out in the months of January to May. Total quantity of vermicelli produced during the first year was 75 kg with a profit of Rs. 82, 000 and at the end of the year 2015 production was around 130 kg and the total net income generated was Rs. 1, 30, 000/- in a span of 4 months. The Bhagyalaxmi Home Products group underwent the training of millet products and started the preparation of the products and participating in the exhibitions. Different products viz., Foxtail millet and Finger millet products like murukku, Laddu, Nippattu, Bajara Nippattu and Roti etc., were prepared and sold. In a span of five years the production raised to 450 kg by the group and the net income realized was Rs.29, 250/-in 2015 as an additional income from IGA.


Keywords: Shelf help groups, Millet’s vermicelli, Economics, Roti making
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Sarojani, J.K., J.S. Hilli and Kumar, C.J. 2018. Sustainable Food Processing Activities for Food and Livelihood Security among Rural Women in Dharwad District of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 540-546. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.064