Gender Mapping in Vegetable Cultivation in Sangrur and Patiala districts of Punjab
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Keywords:Gender mapping, Vegetable cultivation, Cultivators, Labourers, Participation, Women
The present study was undertaken to investigate gender participation in vegetable cultivationÂ in Sangrur and Patiala districts of Punjab. Male and female labourers as well as cultivators were selected randomly as respondents. The results of the study show that participationÂ of men was significantly more in procurement of inputs, nursery management and land preparation. Among various intercultural operations, hoeing and weeding was performedÂ more by female while irrigation, earthing and thinning by male. In all plant protection
measures and fertilizer application, participation of male was high while harvesting wasÂ majorly femaleâ€™s job. In marketing of vegetables, participation of males was much higherÂ than females whose participation was reported negligible. The study recommends that extension trainings should select trainees depending upon the gender mapping in vegetable cultivation so that both men and women could perform their roles in agriculture efficientlyÂ and thus increase their family income.
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