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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 3984-3993
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.412


Farm Women’s Drudgery and Gender Gap Profile: A Participatory Diagnostic Study in District - Sitapur
Saurabh1, Anand Singh1, S.K. Dubey2, U.S. Gautam2 and Razia Parvez3
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra-II, Sitapur, India
2ICAR-ATARI (Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute), Zone III, Kanpur, U.P., India
3Halina School of Home Science, SHUATS, Allahabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The role and place of farmwomen in agriculture needed sincere recognition and concerted efforts to address various constraints that they are facing, be it drudgery or other gender related issues. The farm women usually use long static postures while performing farm and allied activities, which increase the static muscular effort resulting in high drudgery, physiological cost, low productivity and low work efficiency. Therefore present study was conducted to find out extent and magnitude of the drudgery and gender gap perceived by farmwomen of the District-Sitapur of central U.P. in three areas namely Crop production, post-harvest and livestock management related works. Total 120 respondents i.e. 40 respondents in each three category were selected through purposive random sampling from across 9 villages spread out in three development blocks. Demographic data and activity profile was recorded using pre-structured interview schedule. The variables like time spent (in minutes), frequency of performance (in man days), degree of difficulty and posture adopted was recorded on 4-point continuum score card. Results showed that harvesting and transplanting was perceived to be most drudgery prone operations in crop production sector. Threshing, cleaning and sieving were intense drudgery loaded activities as perceived in post-harvest management related chores. Cutting fodder from field, chaffing and feeding and watering animal with cleaning of shades were recorded as most strenuous in livestock management category.


Keywords: Drudgery, Crop production, Post harvest Management, Livestock management, Participatory diagnosis, Gender gap
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Saurabh, Anand Singh, S.K. Dubey, U.S. Gautam and Razia Parvez. 2018. Farm Women’s Drudgery and Gender Gap Profile: A Participatory Diagnostic Study in District - Sitapur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 3984-3993. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.412