ANALYSIS OF RURAL WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT: A CASE STUDY OF JIND DISTRICT OF HARYANA STATE

Abhey Singh Godara, Varsha -

Abstract


Women are the main contributing force in the Indian economy as well as in agricultural sector. Women participation has been very high in all types of farm activities. Women do more work as compared to their counterpart but their participation in decision making related to farm activities is very low. Women active participation in decision making is considered essential for rapid agricultural growth in rural area. But many social and economic factors affect the women participation in agricultural sector in rural area. For which, a sample of 300 farm women from two blocks of district Jind were selected through random sampling technique. To analyze the factors affecting women contribution in agricultural sector, multiple regression model has been used. The selected important factors variables age, education, income, farm size, husband income, family size and number of male workers in the family played a statistically significant role in decision-making. It can be concluded that economic factor play a very important role in women participation in agricultural sector. 

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Decision making, participation, factors, agricultural sector, contribution

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