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Working Condition of Women Agricultural Workers: A Study with Reference to Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu

Journal of Rural and Industrial Development

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: M. Selvakumar, K. Jegatheesan | Author(s) Affiliation: Assist. Prof., Post Graduate Dept. of Commerce, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College,Tamilnadu, India.
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Abstract

The main purpose of the present study is to analyse the working condition of women agricultural workers in Virudhunagar District. Women workers play an inevitable role in agriculture field. In India more than 60 percent of the workers in agriculture sector are women. The problems of agricultural labourers have been sought to be tackled through multi-dimensional course of action viz., improvement of infrastructural facilities, diversification to nonfarm activities, skill improvement programmes, financial assistance to promote self-employment, optimising the use of land resources and so on through a variety of rural development, employment generation and poverty alleviation programmes. Therefore, the researcher has taken this topic for research.

Keywords: Agricultural Workers, Women Workers, Working Conditions

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