Year: 2022 | Month: September | Volume 67 | Issue 4

Labour Utilization Structure and Pattern in Crop Activities in Sub Humid and Humid Southern Plain Region of Rajasthan

Arjun Singh Rajput Vikalp Sharma Anju Yadav Latika Sharma
DOI:10.46852/0424-2513.4.2022.13

Abstract:

The present investigation was undertaken with a view to estimate the structure and pattern of labour utilization in different crop activities in sub-humid and humid southern plain region of Rajasthan. The study was conducted based on primary as well as secondary data. The primary data were collected from 200 households of 10 villages during 2018-2019 and secondary data was used from census 2011. To study the labour absorption in different crop activities in principal crops the model suggested by Singh, 1996 was used. In sub-humid and humid southern plain region (Region-IV), the results showed that the share of total family labour was found maximum on marginal farms i.e. 95.56 per cent and minimum was found on large farms i.e. 59.69 per cent while the share of total hired labour was found maximum on large farms i.e. 40.31 per cent and minimum was on marginal farms i.e. 4.44 per cent in all crops and crop activities. In gender wise structure, the share of total male and female labour (both family and hired) absorption was 43.46 per cent and 56.54 per cent, 38.76 per cent and 61.24 per cent, 39.22 per cent and 60.78 per cent, 29.82 per cent and 70.18 per cent, 24.12 per cent and 75.88 per cent on marginal, small, semi-medium, medium and large farms, respectively in all crop activities. In this region, the participation of female labour was found more than the male labour on all farm size.

Highlights

  • In gender wise structure, share of total male and female labour (both family and hired) absorption was more for female labour in all farm size.




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