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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 1384-1392
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.147


Profile and Opinion of Women Farmer towards Farming as an Occupation in Tribal Setting of Uttarakhand
Ritu Shah*, A.K. Singh and Manohar Saryam
Dept. of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study attempts to view the profile of tribal women farmers of Uttarakhand and their opinion towards farming as an occupation. The study was purposively conducted in Uttarakhand. From the state two districts and from each district two blocks were randomly selected. From each block two villages were selected randomly. And from each village 25 respondents were randomly selected. To rank the opinion at aggregate level, Garrettt’s Ranking Technique was used. The results showed that majority (46 %) of overall respondents belongs to young age category and majority (34.50 %) of the overall respondents had primary level education. Majority (73.5 %) of overall respondents had agriculture as their primary occupation. Majority of the respondents (58.50 %) were from nuclear family and majority of overall respondents (62 %) were marginal farmer having land holding less than 2.48 acre. Family occupation was ranked first by the respondents for reason of taking farming as an occupation. Majority of the respondents found that timely availability of quality seeds and other inputs was the most important step needed to enhance attractiveness of farming occupation.


Keywords: Farm women, Farming, Occupation, Opinion, Tribal
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Ritu Shah, A.K. Singh and Manohar Saryam. 2019. Profile and Opinion of Women Farmer towards Farming as an Occupation in Tribal Setting of Uttarakhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 1384-1392. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.147