Year: 2023 | Month: June | Volume 68 | Issue 2

Factors Determining Labour Absorption in Agriculture in Different Agro-Climatic Regions of Rajasthan

Arjun Singh Rajput Latika Sharma Vikash Pawariya Nishu Kumari Shikha Yadav P. Mishra Akanksha Choudhary
DOI:10.46852/0424-2513.2.2023.3

Abstract:

This present study was carried out to examine and analyse the factors determining the labour absorption in agriculture in different agro-climatic regions of Rajasthan with state as a whole. Both primary and secondary data were used for this study. 200 respondents from 10 villages were collected for primary data during year of 2018-2019 and secondary data were used of published data from different reports and publications. The findings were showed that farm size has a significant negative relationship with total labour absorption in all agro-climatic regions at the state level except the transitional plain region.The cropping intensity showed a positive association with the total labour utilization in arid western and northern region, transitional plain regions, semi-arid and flood-prone eastern plain and humid south and eastern plain region. The per hectare absorption of tractor hours was displayed a significant negative relationship with the total labour utilization in all the agro-climatic regions with the state level. Expenditure on animal feeds showd a significant positive association with the total human labour utilization in all the agro-climatic regions with the state level except semi-arid and flood-prone eastern plain region. It was observed that the total labour utilization showed a significantly positive relationship with irrigation intensity in arid western and northern region and humid south and eastern plain region. Unemployment of agricultural labourers has negative impact on their income, consumption expenditure and savings. So, there is need to create additional income opportunities for agricultural labourers.

Highlights

  • The results showed that the farm size has a significant negative relationship with total labour absorption in all agro-climatic regions as well as at the state level also except transitional plain region.




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