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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (293) Last page : (297)
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Benefits Derived From Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion (IBDLP) Programme by Garo Farm Women in Garo Hills of Meghalaya

Mikkimchi Gabil Momin1 and Puspita Das2*
Department of Extension Education and Communication Management,
College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, 794005
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Received: 29.10.2020 | Revised: 4.12.2020 | Accepted: 10.12.2020 


The present study was conducted in West Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills of Meghalaya to assess the benefits derived from IBDLP programme by Garo Farm women. One block each was selected from two districts randomly. Rongram block from West Garo Hills and Betasing block from South west Garo Hills were the selected blocks. Two villages were selected from each block (i.e. total four villages). Data were collected through interview method by taking hundred number of women respondent to assess the benefits derived from programme. Findings revealed that 78 per cent of Garo farm women received support or benefits from programme.  Only 22 per cent did not receive any support from programme. Majority of Garo farm women (41%) received loan with subsidy and 34 % were allotted with industrial sheds or machinery. Different subsidiary activities were identified and revealed that majority of Farm women benefited from piggery (42%) followed by handicraft (19%), ration depot (10%), poultry farm (10%), nursery plantation (10%), 6 per cent from food processing and Vermi composting activity (3%). The findings further revealed that majority of farm women (62%) find change after availing benefits as it increased the income of the family and helps to gain more knowledge on income generating activities. Majority of farm women highly benefited from Livestock and Horticulture Mission. Therefore, different subsidiary activities other than Livestock and Horticulture mission should be introduced to rural farm women to increase their livelihood security and to become self-independent.

Keywords: IBDLP Benefits, Subsidiary activities and Perceived changes.

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Cite this article: Momin, M. G., & Das, P. (2020). Benefits Derived from Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion (IBDLP) Programme by Garo Farm Women in Garo Hills of Meghalaya, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 293-297. doi: