Year: 2021 | Month: June | Volume 10 | Issue 2

Socio-economic Empowerment of Dairy Farmers through Dairy Cooperatives with Special Reference to Mehsana District

Maulik C. Prajapati
DOI:10.46852/2249-6637.02.2021.13

Abstract:

Dairy cooperatives provide sustainable livelihood to millions of households in rural Gujarat. Largely, rural people engage in the farm as well as non-farming activities like animal husbandry and Dairy. The study has analysed the socio-economic Empowerment of member Dairy Farmers through dairy Cooperatives. The primary data have been collected from 200 Members Dairy Farmers in the Mehsana district by convenience sampling method. Google form was used for data collection. The tools used for the analysis were simple percentage methods. From the study, it can be concluded that Dairy Cooperative playing an important role in the social and economic development of member dairy farmers of the Mehsana District. Member Dairy Farmers contribute significantly to Dairy in Gujarat, their participation in dairy farming is considered as an important tool for alleviating poverty and enhancing the quality of life of the rural community.

Highlights

  • A majority of the Dairy Farmers are involved in Animal Husbandry and Agriculture activity.
  • Most of the dairy farmers are literate and earning a good income from dairying activities.
  • The economic status of Dairy farmers increased significantly after joining Dairy Cooperative.
  • The social status of Dairy farmers enhanced due to the Dairy Cooperative.




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