Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 39 issue 4 (december 2020) : 291-295

Contribution of Rural Women in Dairy Income

V.K. Sharma, R.K. Kulshrestha, Amod Sharma
1Department of Agricultural Extension, Raja Balwant Singh College, Bichpuri-283 105, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Sharma V.K., Kulshrestha R.K., Sharma Amod (2020). Contribution of Rural Women in Dairy Income. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 39(4): 291-295. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1560.
Background: It is now proven by the rural women that they not only play a key role in the dairy farming but also have a significant role in the socio-economic development in India. Milk production in India is mainly concentrated on marginal and small farm size group in rural areas as a subsidiary occupation to agriculture sector. In addition to this, there are a number of organized dairy farms under the cooperatives milk producers’ union. In this country, the low genetic potential of the animals results in the high cost and low milk production.
Methods: The present field-based survey work was carried out during the agricultural year 2017-18, by adopting purposive stratified simple random technique and data was collected with the help of pre-tested schedule from 80 rural dairy women respondents of eight villages from two blocks of Firozabad district to ascertain the determination of cost of milk production and contribution of rural women in dairying sector.
Result: The profit margin can be increased by decreasing the cost of production. The contribution of household women in the net income of the farms was 55.39 and 55.01 percent in case of marginal and small farm, while the total of 274.08 mandays employment generated on the farms through the adoption of dairying activity. The present work will be a complementary contribution of dairy sector.
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