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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 2298-2305

Participation Appraisal of Women Farmers in Dairy Husbandry Practices in Indo-Pak Border Area of Punjab (India)
Sumanpreet Kaur1*, Jaswinder Singh1*, H.K. Verma2, Shakti Kant Dash3 and S.K. Kansal1
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education,
2Directorate of Extension Education,
3Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

India being the agriculture based country; livestock sector becomes the backbone of the nation’s development in terms of economy and various other sectors as well. Livestock production serves as the main source of employment, income and food for over seventy percent of Indian population and women play the role of the hidden working force behind the establishment of livestock sector. A study was conducted on 160 women dairy farmers of 4 border districts namely Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Taran-Taran and Ferozepur of Punjab to ascertain their participation level in various practices related to dairy farming. A pretested structured questionnaire comprising questions on various livestock management practices was filled during the personal interview with women farmers. Data so collected was analyzed descriptively to draw inference. Majority women (70%) had medium level of participation and factors like age, land holding, farm milk production, herd size and number of animal labourer were found to be inversely correlated with the participation score (p<0.05). Study concluded that women are diversely involved in various dairy farming practices and their role is required to be scientifically strengthened through policies and extension activities.

Keywords: Dairy farming, International Border area, Participation, Punjab, Women

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Sumanpreet Kaur, Jaswinder Singh, H.K. Verma, Shakti Kant Dash and Kansal, S.K. 2019. Participation Appraisal of Women Farmers in Dairy Husbandry Practices in Indo-Pak Border Area of Punjab (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 2298-2305. doi:
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