Involvement of women in Pantja goat rearing in Tarai region of Uttarakhand


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Authors

  • B. S. KHADDA BRIJESH SINGH, S.K. SINGH C.B. SINGH,J. L. SINGH Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, India

Abstract

An extensive survey was carried out to explore the participation of women in Pantja goat rearing in Tarai
region of Uttarakhand. The results of study clearly showed that women played a predominant role in goat
rearing. A majority of women farmers performed assistance at the time of parturition (73.95%) followed by
cleaning of animal shed (61.40%), care of sick animal (56.43%), stall feeding after grazing (54.11%), care of
young stock (52.40 %), dusting (54.26%) and grazing of goats (47.44%). In the same tasks the involvement
of men was 26.05, 35.04, 42.02, 40.93, 45.89, 45.74 and 46.51 percent whereas, adolescent participated
in the above mentioned tasks to the extent of 00.0, 3.57, 1.55, 4.96, 1.71, 0.00 and 6.05 percent. The
results of the present study indicated that the women farmers were capable of managing the goats in a
similar fashion to men even without any formal training, and their skills could be strengthened by imparting
to them proper scientific training (related to goat production technology) suited to the ecosystem of Tarai
region of Uttarakhand. It is quite obvious from the observations collected during the survey that there is an
urgent need for the policy makers to pay more attention to the involvement of women farmers involved in
goat production by enhancing their skills through education provided by the extension workers, voluntary
organizations and government agencies. It will not only increase the efficiency of goat production but also
elevate the socio economic conditions of the rural masses of the district.

Author Biography

  • B. S. KHADDA BRIJESH SINGH, S.K. SINGH C.B. SINGH,J. L. SINGH, Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, India
    1* Corresponding Author: Ph.D. Scholar (LPM), College
    of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant
    University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
    E-mail: khadda74@gmail.com
    2,4,5 Professor (LPM), College of Veterinary and Animal
    Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and
    Technology, Pantnagar
    3 Professor & Head, (LPM), College of Veterinary and
    Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and
    Technology, Pantnagar
    6 Professor (Vet. Medicine), College of Veterinary and
    Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and
    Technology, Pantnagar

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Submitted

18-08-2017

Published

11-09-2017

How to Cite

Involvement of women in Pantja goat rearing in Tarai region of Uttarakhand. (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management, 32(3-4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAPM/article/view/73345