RURAL WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT: A GRASS ROOT LEVEL STUDY OF. CONSTRAINTS FACED BY FARM WOMEN OF TEHRI GARWAL DISTRICT OF UTTRANCHAL STATE

Article Id: ARCC5475
Citation :- RURAL WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT: A GRASS ROOT LEVEL STUDY OF. CONSTRAINTS FACED BY FARM WOMEN OF TEHRI GARWAL DISTRICT OF UTTRANCHAL STATE.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2002.(21)
Vats Adm*, Nagendra Asha
Address : Institute of Home Science Kahandari, Agra, India

Abstract

An attempt is being made to study the social, physioiogical and psychological constraints faced by farm women of Tehri Garwal District of Uttranchhal State. The farm women reported gender biasness and lack of education as major constraints in social life. The majority (90 percent) said excessive burden of work and responsibility, lack of recognition and appreciation in the family (54 percent), conservative attitudes of society towards women and (90 percent) and lack of awareness (82 percent) are the major problems that rural farm women face. Physiological constraints like health, inflammation of legs and giddiness are also faced by the rural farm women as collected information through interview schedule. The psychological constraints included lack of confidence, excessive tension, limited working capital, cumbersome procedure and indigenous and time taking technologies.Thus, it became necessary to find the root cause of the lack of decision making and participation in different chores of life like homestead, farming and animal husbandry related activities. If the problem is solved at grass root level then women Can independently do the work and take decision.

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