Empowerment level of rural women engaged in livestock rearing in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir

21-Title: Empowerment level of rural women engaged in livestock rearing in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir

Authors: Aditi Chanoria and Pranav Kumar

Source: Ruminant Science (2019)-8(2):237-242

How to cite this manuscript: Chanoria Aditi and Kumar Pranav (2019). Empowerment level of rural women engaged in livestock rearing in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Ruminant Science 8(2):237-242.

Abstract

Present study was undertaken on 120 female respondents from four blocks of Kathua district to analyse the empowerment level of rural women engaged in livestock rearing. Majority of the respondents were of the middle aged, having poor education, marginal land holding, engaged in the mixed type of family occupation and moving towards the nuclear family system. They had a medium level of economic, social, political (leadership) and psychological empowerment. Majority (74.2%) of the rural women were having a medium level of economic empowerment. It was also found from the correlation between empowerment level and socio-personal, socio-economic and communication profile of rural women that family occupation, gross annual income and mass media exposure were positively and significantly related, whereas education and social participation were positively and highly associated with overall empowerment level rural women engaged in livestock rearing practices.

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