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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2207-2213
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.268


A Study on the Economic Activities of Farm Households in the Sub-tropics of Jammu, India
Fatima Bano1*, Rakesh Nanda1, Rajinder Peshin1 and Rizwan Jeelani2
1Division of Agricultural Extension Education, SKUAST-Jammu, India
2Division of Veterinary Extension, F.VSc. and A.H., SKUAST-Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was undertaken to analyse the economic activities of farm households in the sub-tropics of Jammu region of Jammu & Kashmir state and whether farm households depend exclusively on agriculture for their livelihood or not. The study was conducted by employing non-experimental descriptive research design. Multi stage sampling technique was applied for selecting a total sample of 370 farmers: 270 rice-wheat cultivating farmers from Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and 100 vegetable cultivating farmers from Jammu district. The data were collected from the respondents by using the pre-tested interview schedule by means of face-to-face/personal interview method. The results revealed that, only 22 per cent rice-wheat farmers and 13 per cent vegetable farmers (households) dependent exclusively on agriculture related activities for their livelihood. The share of off-farm economic activities was 78 and 87 per cent in rice-wheat and vegetable farm households, respectively which included: government employment, private employment, retired from employment, business/shopkeeper, and casual labourer among others. It is clear that for most of the farm households in the sub-tropics of Jammu, farming is not the sole and primary economic activity and agriculture is not providing economic security to the rice-wheat and vegetable farmers.


Keywords: Agriculture, Economic activity, Employment, Farm households
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Fatima Bano, Rakesh Nanda, Rajinder Peshin and Rizwan Jeelani. 2019. A Study on the Economic Activities of Farm Households in the Sub-tropics of Jammu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2207-2213. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.268