SOCIO ECONOMIC AND HEALTH CONDITION OF WOMEN AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN THIRUVARUR DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU

Dr. J. Raja Meenakshi, Dr. Sigamani, P

Abstract


Economic well being of India depends on the agricultural development since the livelihood of 60 per cent of the population is based on Agriculture and allied occupation. Women workers make a mammoth contribution in agricultural development but the socio economic condition of them is not quite appreciatable due to cultural and political reasons. Women face various issues at both work place and house for being women. This study has made an attempt to study the socio economic and health condition of women agricultural workers those who work in the field of land owners and get daily wages.This study was conducted in Srivanjiyam village of Thiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu.The result reveals that the 40.0 per cent of the respondents are illiterate and majority of them suffer with back pain, joint pain, leg pain and skin irritation.


Keywords


Agriculture, Socio economic, Health and Women

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