“Socio economic status of the male and female dairy cooperative members in Milkipur block of Faizabad, District: A Gender Perspective.”
Publication Date : 27/07/2016
India is a developing country with diversified agro-climatic conditions. Agriculture is the main occupation in the country, majority of population still dependent on agriculture and allied sector. Most of the farmers are engaged in agricultural and allied sector like livestock husbandry. Agriculture and livestock husbandry plays crucial role in Indian rural economy. Also Women play a significant role in Agriculture and allied sector like dairy development etc. and stable own entrepreneurs. Study was conducted on Milkipur block of Faizabad district (U.P.). Selection of block and district was purposively. A total number of respondents were selected through random sampling technique from 10 sample milk cooperative society on the basis of majority of dairy farmers. From each of the selected society an exhaustive list of members was prepared then five women and five men members were selected .Thus a total of 100 members (50 men and 50 women) were finally identified for the purpose of further investigation. The structured schedule was developed keeping in view the objectives & variables under study. Personally contacted to respondent for data collection. The percentage, mean, standard deviation, correlation were used for calculation and drawing the inferences. Age of the respondents was recorded the majority of the respondents as (69%) were found belonging to middle age group of 32-51 years whereas almost equal number of respondents were of young ( age 52 yrs) age group categories. Cast, In pooled figure almost equal number of the respondents were found belonging to general & schedule castes where as 29 percent were from backward class. In education found fifty percent female cooperative members was illiterate Further 67 percent male cooperative was literate about two third cooperative members were literate out of them majority were found educated upto high school level. majority of the cooperative members (69%) had medium followed 19 percent and 12 percent had large and small size of herd. Surprisingly no respondents of the study area reside in hut or kaccha house. the male cooperative members were significantly (P<0.01) higher in term of extension contact with information sources as compared to female cooperative members the lower mean value of extension contact with information sources for females was might be due to restriction in male dominated families. the comparatively higher mean values for male cooperative members in respect to age, education, cast, marital status, family type, family size, land holding, housing pattern, material possession, social participation, type of animal house and herd size, however the difference was not found significant. It might be become of males and females of the socio economic status belong to some village come forward to join milk cooperatives. Also, extension intervention carried out by the cooperatives might established some sort of equality among rural poor.
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