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  • 1. INTRODUCTIONWomen constitute half of a work force in agriculture especially in developing countries.
  • 2. ACCORDING TO 2001 CENSUS• FEMALE POPULATION-48.27%• RURAL WOMEN -72.72 %
  • 3. OBJECTIVES1. To study the extent of participation of farm women in different farm operations2. To find out the time utilization patternand amount of work done by farm women in farm activities.
  • 4. Methodology• The study was conducted as a part of a NATP project• empowerment of women in agriculture KANJHAWALA and NAJAPGARH blocks of Delhi
  • 5. • 600 farm women• 11 villages• 120 group discussion• Data collected through PRA and GD• 120 group of 5 member each
  • 6. Data analysisUsing percentage and MWS
  • 7. Participation of farm women in farming activities N=600Farm activities Participation (%) Ploughing of field 0 Leveling of field 0 Weeding 100 Thinning 80 Cutting 100Picking of vegetables 100 Threshing 100 Winnowing 100 Drying 100 Cleaning of grains 100 Marketing 0 Grading 80
  • 8. AMOUNT OF WORK DONEFarm activities Amount of work done (MWS) Ploughing of field 0 Leveling of field 0 Raising nursery 3 Sowing 3 Transplanting 5 Manure application 3.71 Fertilizer application 2.21 Weeding 4.78 Threshing 1 Winnowing 4.46 Drying 5 Cleaning of grains 5 Marketing 0 Grading 5
  • 9. AMOUNT OF WORK DONE (MWS)CATEGORY CRITERIA SCORE Least 1 to 20 times 1Less than half 20 to 40 times 2More than half 40 to 60 times 3 Major 60 to 80 times 4 complete 80 to 100 5 times
  • 10. AVERAGE HOUR SPENT BY FARM WOMEN IN THE FARM ACTIVITIES Farm activities Avg hour spent Ploughing of field 0 Leveling of field 0 Raising nursery 2 Sowing 2 Transplanting 9.67 Manure application 4.29 Fertilizer application 1.21 Weeding 6.14 Threshing 7 Winnowing 1.87 Drying 4.54 Cleaning of grains 1.27 Marketing 0 Grading 1
  • 11. CONCLUSION The study clearly shows that women play important role in agriculture.In order to increase the efficiency they should be given education and training in the use of new technology

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