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STUDIES ON FARMERS’ PATTERN OF EMPLOYMENT OF HUMAN LABOUR IN RICE-WHEAT CROPPING SYSTEM IN HARYANA

Article Id: ARCC4475
Citation :- STUDIES ON FARMERS’ PATTERN OF EMPLOYMENT OF HUMAN LABOUR IN RICE-WHEAT CROPPING SYSTEM IN HARYANA.Agricultural Science Digest.2007.(27)
Labh Singh, R.S. Pannu, Mangat Ram, C.P. Mehla and Ishwar Singh
Address : CCS Haryana Agricultural University, College of Agriculture, Kaul (Kaithal) - 136 021, India

Abstract

A study was conducted during 2003-04 on farmers growing rice-wheat cropping system in villages of Karnal and Kurukshetra districts in Haryana to study the farmers’ pattern of employment of various kinds of human labour in agriculture. Majority of the farmers (58%) employed 1 to 2 adult males of the family in agriculture but no adult female or child of the family was employed in this occupation. A vast majority of the farmers (82%) hired 1 to 2 adult males as labourers permanently (on annual basis) but no farmer hired any adult female permanently. However, 30 per cent of the farmers also hired 3 to 4 children permanently. Irrespective of the crop seasons, most of the farmers employed 50 to 100 adult males as casual labour but more females were hired as casual labour (50 to 100) during the rice (kharif) season as compared to the wheat (rabi) season (less than 50).

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