Dr. Anuradha Sharma


Abstract:- Women are the major stakeholders in agriculture, In village farm women are fully occupied and overburdened with three fold responsibilities of farm agriculture and livestock management. It is understood that the women's responsibilities in agriculture is more as compared male because of their involvement in multifarious activities. The study was conducted in Farmers Training Center (FTC) of Indore district. The sample consisted of 60 women respondents exposed to decision making power.  Data was collected by personal interview method. Analysis was carried out by using frequencies and percentages. study was undertaken to analyze the involvement of rural women in decision making in form related activities to understand their willingness for self decision making and decision making after consultation with spouse,  family members and with help of others. Findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents had low to medium level of decision making capacity ,whereas more than three fourth of the respondents  had low level of decision making  about agricultural practices and none had high capacity of decision making. Decision making independence of women will create far reaching social changes and prove a necessary weapon for them to face injustice and discrimination. This can be done by organizing campaigns in all the villages for educating. The rural women not only about agricultural practices but also special emphasis given to farm women as they are taking decision related to farm practices.

Keywords:- Decision making, rural farm women, agricultural practices.

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