Socio-Economic Conditions of Agricultural Women Labour in Andhra Pradesh: A Case Study of Karimnagar District



Agriculture is increasingly becoming the preserve of women has important implications for policy. Agriculture policy has been largely blind. In order to formulate policy that is sensitive to women’s roles and needs in agriculture, it is first of all necessary to improve the measurement of their participation and to recognize their contribution. Women empowerment should imply a process whereby women become able to organize themselves to increase their own self reliance, to assert their independent right to control resources which will assist in challenging and eliminating their own subordination.

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    ABSTRACT: The study shows that female work participation rate has declined and seasonwise irrigation facility is the main factor that determines the employment and wages of the agricultural women labor. In Andhra Pradesh, male participation is more in categories of cultivators and other workers but their participation is less in the category of workers in household industry and agricultural laborers. In contrast, female participation rate is more for the category of agricultural laborers and household industry, but the rate is less in the case of cultivators and other workers.
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