Volume : VII, Issue : VIII, August - 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON INDIAN AGRICULTURAL WOMEN

Dr. R. H. Janganawari, Dr. N. S. Mugadur

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In rural India, the percentage of women who depend on agriculture for their livelihood is as high as 84 per cent. Women make up about 33 per cent of cultivators and about 47 per cent of agricultural labourers. These statistics do not account for work in livestock, fisheries and various other ancillary forms of food production in the country. In 2009, 94 per cent of the female agricultural labour force in crop cultivation was in cereal production, while 1.4 per cent worked in vegetable production and 3.72 per cent were engaged in fruits, nuts, beverages, and spice crops. Responsible for household food and nutrition security. 90 per cent of the hoeing and weeding in food production. 80 per cent of the work on food storage and transport. More than 90 per cent of post harvest management including food processing, providing water and energy. More than 60 per cent of harvesting and marketing. Nearly 63 per cent of all economically active men are engaged in agriculture as compared to 78 per cent of women. It is observed that women play a significant role in agricultural development and allied activities including main crop production, live-stock production, horticulture, post-harvesting operations etc. About 70 per cent of farm work is performed by women. Women farmers do not have equal access to productive resources and this significantly limits their potential in enhancing productivity. This article focuses on the womenís role in agricultural and non-agricultural activities and also the environmental problems faced by the Indian women in agriculture.

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Dr. R. H. Janganawari, Dr.N.S.Mugadur, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON INDIAN AGRICULTURAL WOMEN, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-7 | Issue-8 | August-2018


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