Livelihood status of dairy farmers with a reference to socio-economic analysis in Manipur
Pradeep A and Johns Tiyndel G
The present study analyzed the socio-economic profile of dairy farmers in Imphal West district of Manipur. Dairying employs 70 million rural households, the majority of those are marginal and landless labourers. An improvement in the socio-economic status of a dairy household reflects the condition of an economy. The salient findings indicated that dairy farming was more preferred employment for male respondents than female respondents, and a large percentage of them are above 45 years old. Almost 88.89 per cent of respondents were educated. Majority of them belong to Hindu religion (51.85%) and OBC (44.44%) social group in the study area. Household ownership of cattle were slightly higher in local cows than in crossbred cows and experience in dairy farming was found to be 11.69 years. Cattle rearing (100%), participation as a beneficiary of schemes (92.59%), livestock trading (80.25%), crop production (83.95%) and business (58.02%) were the most prominent livelihood activities of the household.
How to cite this article:
Pradeep A and Johns Tiyndel G. Livelihood status of dairy farmers with a reference to socio-economic analysis in Manipur. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(9S): 97-99.