PARTICIPATION AND TIME UTILIZATION PATTERN OF RURAL WOMEN

  • ARTI PANDEY, J. KUMAR AND A.K. PANDEY NARENDRA DEVA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMARGANJ, FAIZABAD, UTTAR PRADESH. Corresponding author’s e-mail: jitendrafishco@gmail.com
Keywords: Rural women, Agricultural activity, Faizabad.

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out to analyze the participation and time utilization of rural women in agricultural activities of district Faizabad (Kumarganj), Uttar Pradesh during the year 2010-11 with covering a total of 150 respondents. Pre-tested interview schedule was used for collection of the information from Rural Women. During the study period, three villages were selected in one block and 50 respondents were selected from each village. The result of the study reviled that out of total respondents, 46.67 percent of respondents belonged to 31-40 years of age group and 40 percent of respondents were illiterate. In agricultural activity, the   maximum percent of rural women participated in land preparation (62%) and maximum time spent by them mainly in irrigation process (5 hrs). The study revealed that the participation and time utilization of rural women in Agricultural activities could be improved by the adoption of improved by imparting education, mass media participation and contact with extension agencies.

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