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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

A study on women’s participation in decision making of farm activities in Medak district of Telangana state

Author(s):
S Kavi Raju, S Sridevi, M Goverdhan, Latheef Pasha, Ali Baba and Pragathi Kumari
Abstract:
The proposed study on women’s participation and decision-making process in agriculture was conducted in Medak district of Telangana state to evaluate involvement of women in decision making process in agriculture. A multistage random sampling was adopted to conduct the study and it study was carried out on 247 sample farm families, out of which 124 farm households were categorized as marginal followed by 72 small, 34 medium and 17 large farm households. In marginal households, women’s involvement in final decision of crop to be sown was (2.4%), agricultural operations (3.2%), labour to be hired (12.1%), marketing of farm produce (4.8%), sale and purchase of land (3.2%) and sale and purchase of animals (6.5%). In case of small farmers, women’s involvement in final decisions like crop to be sown was (4.7%), agricultural operations (2.8%), labour to be hired (20.8%), marketing of farm produce was (6.9%), sale and purchase of land and sale and purchase of animal was (4.2%). In medium group women were only consulted with regard to agricultural operations (70.6%), agriculture operations (23.5%), labour to be hired (11.8%), sale and purchase of land was (41.2%), marketing of farm produce (29.4%) and sale and purchase of animal (8.8%). But, women’s involvement in final decision in crop to be sown, sale and purchase of land and agricultural operations was nil and with regard to labour to be hired it was (23.5%), marketing of farm produce and sale and purchase of animal was (8.8%). Survey data indicated that large farmers consider women’s decision in case of crops to be sown was (35.3%), agricultural operations (58.8%), labor to be hired (64.7%), sale and purchase of animals (52.9%), marketing of farm produce was (58.8%), sale and purchase of land (47.1%). However, women’s involvement in final decision making in crop to be sown was nil, agricultural operations was (11.8%), sale and purchase of animal, marketing of farm produce and sale and purchase of land was (5.9%).
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How to cite this article:
S Kavi Raju, S Sridevi, M Goverdhan, Latheef Pasha, Ali Baba and Pragathi Kumari. A study on women’s participation in decision making of farm activities in Medak district of Telangana state. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1595-1598.

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