Socioeconomic profile of women dairy farmers of Rajasthan
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Keywords:Economic motivation, market orientation, scientific orientation, Socio-economic status.
The objective of this study is to describe the socioeconomic conditions of rural women with emphasis
on livestock ownership, income from livestock, milk yield, scientific orientation, market orientation
and economic motivation towards dairying whose numbers have been increasing rapidly in recent
past. The study thus aims to discuss the profile of women dairy farmers of Bikaner district of
Rajasthan. The results revealed that majority of the respondents possessed local breed cow Rathi,
had low socio economic status, medium market orientation (72%) with 49 per cent of having medium
scientific orientation and 45 per cent with high economic motivation.