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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Livelihood analysis of women agricultural labourers in Cuttack district of Odisha

Smitashree Das and Dr. BP Mohapatra
India is the second most populous country of the world and has changing socio-political demographic patterns that have been drawing global attention in recent years. Despite several growth orientated policies adopted by the government, the widening economic, regional and gender disparities are posing serious challenges for the health sector. Agricultural labourers who are largely landless and form a significant section of rural society mainly depend on wage employment in agriculture.
Majority of women are in service providing sectors, manual labourers such as agricultural labourers, construction workers, contract labourers, laundry and domestic workers etc. Women agricultural labourers play a pivotal role in the field of agricultural development. In India, 85% of rural women are agricultural labourers, yet only about 13% engaged in their own land. So it is very important to know the socio-economic and working conditions of these women working in various fields. Because of female illiteracy, mere poverty starvation and un-employment, women agricultural labourers need more assistance for sustainable agricultural development and gender equity.
To undertaken reform and to gain equal rights to economic resources the women agricultural labourers should provide equal access to land, inputs, knowledge, financial support, markets and opportunities. The purpose of this study was to estimate the extent to which socio-economic characteristics, and community related factors influencing livelihood sustainability of women agricultural labourers which directly or indirectly affect their socio-economic environment along with their health.The study was conducted in Cuttack district of Odisha.
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How to cite this article:
Smitashree Das and Dr. BP Mohapatra. Livelihood analysis of women agricultural labourers in Cuttack district of Odisha. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 1327-1330.

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