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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Involvement of tribal farm women in agricultural development in Meghalaya

Author(s):
Dipak Nath, Brijendra Singh Rajawat and Ph. Ranjit Sharma
Abstract:
The study was conducted in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Altogether 110 randomly selected rural women were included as sample of respondents for the study. The study reveals that more than 50 per cent tribal farm women participated jointly with family members in harvesting (63.34 %), intercultural operation (58.18 %), storing of harvested crops (55.45 %), In addition to this, a large percentage of tribal farm women (70.91%) did not contributed labour at all in application of pesticides, 68.18 per cent in land preparation and 64.55 per cent in seed treatment, It is also found that more than 50 per cent of tribal farm women contributed labour independently in cooking, care of children & elderly persons and washing clothes. Again, more than 50 per cent of tribal farm women were jointly engaged in feeding and taking care of the animals. It is interesting to note that 80.00 per cent of tribal farm women independently engaged in weaving.
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How to cite this article:
Dipak Nath, Brijendra Singh Rajawat and Ph. Ranjit Sharma. Involvement of tribal farm women in agricultural development in Meghalaya. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 2571-2573.

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