PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN KEEPING THE WHITE REVOLUTION ALIVE

Article Id: ARCC5324 | Page : 6 - 10
Citation :- PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN KEEPING THE WHITE REVOLUTION ALIVE.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2005.(24):6 - 10
Kiranjot Sidhu and Kunwarjeet Pannu
Address : Department of Extension Education. College of Agriculture. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India

Abstract

The women contributed their might during the advent of white revolution and subsequently worked towards its sustainability. They not only helped men folk but in some families, took over the reins of livestock management entirely in their hands. In order to understand the present status of rural women vis-a vis their participation in livestock management activities an attempt was made under the Extension component of All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science. The study in rural Punjab represented by five agro-c1imatic zones and five distinct landholding categories c1eary indicate an active participation in most of the selected activities in the area of livestock management. The results varied between landholding categories and within zones but the women were found to contribute substantially towards keeping the white revolution alive and also relieving men to perform farm activities and indulge in other income generation activities. The results point towards a need to focus training strategies towards women so as to physically and technically empower them in effective performance of livestock activities. Development of women friendly drudgery reducing tools for performance of these activities can help to reduce drudgery faced by women.

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References

  1. Singla, S. (1999). M.Sc. Thesis, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

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