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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 501-511
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.055


Livelihood Security of Small and Marginal Farmers in Ambala Division of Haryana State
Saurabh Arya1*, Asha Batra1 and Arpit Arya2*
1Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agricultural University Hisar-125004, India
2Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh 160010, India
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Abstract:

The present investigation “Livelihood securities of small and marginal farm families of Ambala division of Haryana state” was conducted in Ambala division of Haryana state. Two districts from Ambala division i.e. Ambala and Yamunanagar were selected randomly. One block from each district viz. Sadhora block from Ambala and Nareingarh block from Yamunanagar district were selected randomly. From selected two blocks Sadhora and Nareingarh four villages (two from each block) Rajpur and Nashera from Sadhora, Sain Majra and Badi Ujjal from Nareingarh were selected randomly. Thus a total of 300 respondents were selected randomly. Statistical tools frequency percentages, weighted mean score and ranking were applied for data analysis. In the present study livelihood security was assessed by developing media on identified aspect of livelihood security. Food security was concerned majority of the respondents had sources of food from their own farm production cum market, had two meals lunch and dinner/ day, less than forty per cent of the respondents rarely consumed fruit. Most of the respondents had enough food to eat but not quality. Most of the respondents in both the districts had enough consumption of cereals, milk and milk products. Consumptions of pulses, vegetables and fruits were very less. Regarding economic security less than half of the farm families had household annual income between 1 to 2 lacks annually. More than seventy five per cent of the respondents possessed land upto Rs. 10 lakh as a productive asset. Eighty five per cent of the respondents had gold upto 50 gram as unproductive assets. Possession of value of residential property between 2-4 lakh by more than sixty per cent of household. Fifty per cent of respondents were somewhat dissatisfied with their current financial conditions.


Keywords: Livelihood, Security, Food security, Small and marginal farmers, Rural
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Saurabh Arya, Asha Batra and Arpit Arya. 2019. Livelihood Security of Small and Marginal Farmers in Ambala Division of Haryana State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 501-511. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.055