ISSN : 2320-7051

  • No. 772, Basant Vihar, Kota

    Rajasthan-324009 India

  • Call Us On

    +91 9784677044


International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (357) Last page : (365)
Article doi: :

Quality of Life of Farming Families Engaged in Different Enterprises

Supriya P. Patil1* and Shobha Nagnur2

*1Ph.D. scholar, 2Professor and Head,
Department of Extension and Communication Management, College of Community Science, UAS Dharwad
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 22.05.2018  |  Revised: 18.06.2018   |  Accepted: 27.06.2018  



Indian economy is predominantly rural and agriculture oriented supporting 70 per cent of its population. Increasing population and declining trend in the average size of land holding poses a serious problem to the Indian farmers for maintaining a decent quality of life. Quality of life has been defined as the standard of health, comfort and happiness experienced by an individual or group. Quality of life can be maintained when the family possess the financial ability to purchase the basic necessities. In pursuit of this farming families involve themselves in allied agricultural activities. The present paper deals with the quality of life of farming families involved in various allied activities. This study was conducted in Dharwad, Belagavi, GadagBagalkote, Vijayapura, Haveri and Uttar Kannada districts of Karnataka. Snowball sampling method was used to select the respondents who were engaged in different enterprises like Crop only, Crop + Dairy, Crop + Vegetable cultivation and Crop + Poultry. Eighty farming families were selected from each enterprise making a sample size of 320. Personal interview method was used for data collection and suitable statistical tools like frequency, percentage and indices were used for analysis of the data. The study revealed that, quality of life index was found to be high in Crop + Poultry (67.20 %) enterprise, followed by Crop + Dairy (67.00 %), Crop + Vegetable (65.97 %) and Crop only (64.24 %) enterprises. However when subjected to statistical analysis there was no significant difference between all the four enterprises. This calls for social education and extension intervention for better production of the allied activities improving the quality of life which hovered around 65 per cent.

Key words: Quality of life, Farming families

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi :

Cite this article: Patil, S.P. and Nagnur, S., Quality of Life of Farming Families Engaged in Different Enterprises, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 357-365 (2018). doi: