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International Journal of Home Science

2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1, PART D

Constraints of rural women empwerment in income generating activities

Author(s): Dr. Sangeeta Gupta and Garima
Women are an important sector of our society. They constitute half of the population in the country. Rural area encompasses 80% of the total population of the country. In the past, women suffered deprivation and negligence. However, as soon as they joined public life, they demonstrated their abilities by the use of their income generating activities and destroyed the barriers of control and restriction imposed by rigid customs and traditions. A women performs multiple roles both in agriculture and household sector. Women proved their creative abilities and have indeed excelled in various fields. Despite the undesirable contribution of rural women in development, this role is invisible and not appreciated statistically because it is mostly in the sector that are not represented officially, in addition to course of rigid customs and traditions that of an isolate women from public life. In the study it was found that several constraints faced by women in the involvement of income generating activities were dual responsibility, due to parda pratha system women are restricted within the boundary of their home, lack of social mobility, lack of money as well as their right to have the money, higher marketing cost, widespread price fluctuation, costly transportation charges, interaction and disposal of products in proper or nearby market etc.
Pages: 219-222  |  462 Views  82 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sangeeta Gupta, Garima. Constraints of rural women empwerment in income generating activities. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(1):219-222.

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