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Abstract

Agriculture plays a very important role in the economic development of rural India. It is well known that the contribution of rural women in agricultural sectors is very significant. A study was conducted in the Darrang district of Assam with the objectives to explore the involvement of rural women in decision-making of different agricultural activities and to find out the labor efficiency of rural women in agricultural activities. Purposive sampling technique was used for selection of development blocks and random sampling technique was used for selection of villages in the study. The study revealed that in case of sericulture and handloom sectors, all decisions were taken by the farm women only and this was followed by livestock and poultry (57.33 per cent) and agriculture (40.00 per cent). On the other hand, in case of labor efficiency of rural women, the efficiency was more in small size group than medium and large size groups.

Note on the Author

Ghana Kanta Sarma, Farm Manager, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darrang, Mangaldai, Assam, India

Purabi Sarmah Baruah, Assistant Professor, B. H. College, Howly, Barpeta, Assam, India

Pabitra Kr. Bordoloi, Programme Coordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darrang, Assam, India

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