ANALYSIS OF EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME GENERATION THROUGH DAIRY FARMING IN RURAL PUNJAB


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  • JASDEEP SINGH TOOR and NAPINDER KAUR* Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala – 147 002

Keywords:

Dairy Farming, Employment, Gini Coefficient, Income Generation, Inequalities

Abstract

Analysis of employment and income generation from dairying in rural Punjab, the study revealed
that dairy farming generated, on an average, employment of 193 person days per annum in the rural
areas of Punjab. Out of this, male employees were higher than female employees. The average
annual income of households involved in dairying was ¹ 494289 per household from all sources, from
which, the income from dairying constituted around one-fifth of the total income of the dairy farmers.
The value of the Gini Coefficient exclusive of dairy income was higher than the value of the Gini
Coefficient when dairy income included in total family income, thereby implying that dairying improved
the income distribution by reducing income inequalities. The results of the t-test revealed that dairy
income helped in sustaining the livelihood of dairy farmers, improved their income distribution, and
hence, helped in raising the standard of living of milk producers.

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Submitted

16-02-2023

Published

30-06-2022

How to Cite

JASDEEP SINGH TOOR and NAPINDER KAUR*. (2022). ANALYSIS OF EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME GENERATION THROUGH DAIRY FARMING IN RURAL PUNJAB. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 50(2), 147-153. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/TJRA/article/view/133403

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