Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)
Role played by dairy farm women in scientific management of dairy animals in Udaipur district of Rajasthan
Harshita Bhumra, Tikam C Goyal, Sunil Rajoria, Rohitash Kumar, Ruhi Meena and Manisha Singodia
Women generally are responsible for the feeding, grazing, fodder collection, milking, processing, dung management, while men who manage the finances generally sale of milk and milk products. The present study was conducted in Girwa and Salumbar in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. Total 120 dairy farm women were selected randomly from the study area. In the study the data shade light on the role of dairy farm women in breeding practices. It is alarming to note that the women’s role in putting extra care of pregnant animals, arranging material during parturition and identifying the animals in heat. It is encouraging to observe that greater role of women in all milking practices in the study area. Women’s role and participation in milking practices is quite high which gives a good signal. It is good to note that dairy farm women are playing their greater role in preparation of milk by products value addition which in turn leads to fetch better prices of the milk. Since, our is a male dominated society, almost all the decision regarding purchase of new animals and selling of male calves are done by male family head. It is better if the women are considered equal partner in making significant decision of dairy unit unless, they are educated and empowered to take part in decision making. The total scenario including dairy farm women cannot be improved in the study area. Therefore, the efforts are to be made in this direction.
How to cite this article:
Harshita Bhumra, Tikam C Goyal, Sunil Rajoria, Rohitash Kumar, Ruhi Meena and Manisha Singodia. Role played by dairy farm women in scientific management of dairy animals in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(1S): 102-107.