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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (309) Last page : (314)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5048

A Study on Socio-Economic Status of the Farm Women of Tumakuru District of Karnataka State, India

Krushna Yadav*, D. K. and M. L. Revanna
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Agricultural Sciences,
GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.dkky@gmail.com
Received: 24.06.2017  |  Revised: 5.07.2017   |  Accepted: 6.07.2017  


Farm women play a vital role in the agriculture. Socio economic conditions are indicators of life style of rural farming community. Farming is one of the traditional occupation from generation to generation involving more than 70 per cent of women. Women in rural area; participate in the agricultural activities such as agriculture labour, working in the family, dairying and many agricultural allied activities either directly or indirectly. Hence, the present study focuses on the socio economic status of the farm women. The investigation was performed on 300 farm women from Sira taluk of Tumakuru district selected randomly in the age group of 20-60 years, who were willing to participate in the study. A detailed schedule was formulated and used to elicit the information on various aspects related to the assessment of socio-economic status. The data revealed that 69.33 per cent of the farm women had involved in agriculture, animal husbandry (16.33%), silk worm rearing (10.67%), and poultry (3.67%). It was found that 21.67 per cent of the farm women earn more than Rs. 6032 per month followed by 45.33 per cent of them earning between Rs. 6032 - 12114, whereas, 33 per cent of them earn less than Rs. 6032. From the present study it was concluded that farm women contribute significantly to family income but they should also be integrated into the mainstream through better education, health and other support facilities.

Key words: Social status, Economical status, Farm women, Income, Agriculture.

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Cite this article: Yadav, K.D.K. and Revanna, M.L., A Study on Socio-Economic Status of the Farm Women of Tumakuru District of Karnataka State, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 309-314 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5048