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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 1597-
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.190


Profile Characteristics of Farm Women with Reference to Knowledge Groups in Maheshwarammandal of Rangareddy District, India
N. Sunitha1*, T. Sarah Kamala2 and R. Neela Rani3
1Department of Home science extension and communication management, College of Home Science, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
2EXTN–AICRP (Home Science), PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
3Department of Home science extension and communication management, College of Home Science, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted in Maheswarammandal of Ranga Reddy district, Telangana. A total of 120 farm women who engaged in farming were selected through purposive random sampling technique. The results revealed that majority (53.33%) of the farm women belonged to the age group of young age i.e., 18-35 years were married (86.67%) and 31.67% had completed their high school education and farm women were having below 10 years of work experience (38.33%). Majority (45%) of the farm women were having farming as their family occupation by holding medium level land size (35%) having their own lands (99%) and belonged to small families (84.17%) with less than three members in the family. It was observed that main crops cultivated in the selected locale by the farm women were cotton (87.50 %), cereals (79.17%), vegetables (76.67%) and flowers (66.67%). Less than cent per cent (81.67%) of the farm women were participating regularly in self-help groups by contacting community coordinator (68.33%) as their external personnel and received cent percent of source of information about farming from traditional knowledge and family members.


Keywords: Farm women, Farming, Crops, Extension personnel, Organizational participation
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Sunitha, N., T. Sarah Kamala and Neela Rani, R. 2019. Profile Characteristics of Farm Women with Reference to Knowledge Groups in Maheshwarammandal of Rangareddy District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 1597-. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.190