An Economic Performance of Women Agricultural Workers: A Study in Erode District

Keywords: Agriculture, Employment, Socio-Economic, Growth, Workers

Abstract

Agriculture is the largest sector of economic activity in India. It provides not only food and raw materials but also provides employment to a large section of the people. The term agriculture is directly related to all types of activity relating to cultivating crops, growing crops, harvesting and main processing of agricultural products, animal and livestock, and agro forestry. The growth rate of the economy was 6.8 percent from 2018 to 2019 and 7.5 percent from 2017 to 2018. There was a decline in the growth rate of agriculture and allied activity due to low wages in the agricultural sector, low food prices, and lack of lending by the Non-banking finance company’s (NBCFs) all these factors affect the growth of the agricultural sector in India. According to the 2011 census report, 54.6 percent of the people depend upon the agricultural and allied sectors for their livelihood. It contributes 16 percent of the country’s Gross Value Added for the year 2018 to 2019. So, this study aims to find out the socio-economic condition of women workers in agriculture in Erode District. This study focuses on the problems faced by the workers in Erode district and suggests various measures to develop the workers in the selected area.

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2022-09-01
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Manikandan, S., & Krishnan, S. (2022). An Economic Performance of Women Agricultural Workers: A Study in Erode District. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 10(4), 14-22. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v10i4.5129
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