32-Title: Determinants of entrepreneurial behavior of women involved in dairy farming
Authors: Deepanka, Singh Amit, Singh Sanjeev Kumar, Rashmi and Singh Yajuvendra
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(2):409-414.
How to cite this manuscript: Deepanka, Singh Amit, Singh Sanjeev Kumar, Rashmi and Singh Yajuvendra (2021). Determinants of entrepreneurial behavior of women involved in dairy farming. Ruminant Science 10(2):409-414.
Women form a vital part of the Indian Economy by contributing in the progress of the country. Women have a high stake in dairying as they perform the role of manager, decision makers and skilled workers. But despite of having adequate knowledge and skill in the dairy occupation, their participation is limited. It is, therefore, felt necessary to determine the entrepreneurial behaviour of women involved in dairy farming. This study was conducted in Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh state. A total of 120 women entrepreneurs were selected and primary data were collected through pretested structured interview schedule and group discussion method. The results reveal that the highest Entrepreneurship Behaviour Index (EBI) was found in self-confidence attributes, followed by achievement motivation and coordination ability respectively. The lowest EBI (42.01) was observed in the case of cosmopoliteness as they were getting the information from the local sources and are mostly involved in performing the day to day activities of the dairy farm. The results also inferred a positive correlation between independent variables like education, milk production, milk sale and adoption of scientific practices with the Entrepreneurship Behaviour Index (EBI). Thus it can be recommended that the agencies should provide more emphasis on the social participation of women, creating awareness day to day technological developments and their adoption to improve their knowledge and thereby enhancing the entrepreneurial behaviour.
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