Is Indian Agriculture Shifting Towards Feminisation? A Study on Recent Trend in Indian Agriculture with Reference to the Selected States of Northeast India

  • Banjul Bhattacharyya
  • Udaybhanu Bhattacharyya
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Women are a key to development of rural areas through their contributions to sustainable agriculture and rural development, including food security. Present chapter is an attempt to realize women’s status, including their unequal access to resources and their invisibility in statistics, in every aspect of agriculture all over India. Work Participation Rate (WPR) in agriculture is determined to study the gender biasness, if it exists, for all the states including the states of northeast. Access to land is also judged comparing the population as cultivator and agriculture Labour.


Faminisation Gender biasness Work participation rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural StatisticsBidhan Chandra Krishi ViswavidyalayaNadiaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Rural Development & ManagementUniversity of KalyaniKalyaniIndia

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