Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

An empirical analysis of factors influencing agricultural employment intensity of migrant farm households at Almora district of Uttarakhand

BHUMIKA GIRI GOSWAMI and ANIL KUMAR
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 1 ( January-April. 2022)

Published: 2022-04-30

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Abstract


In hills it is generally observed that factors like rural remote locations, lack of basic facilities, lacking infrastructure, and less employment opportunities, etc have acted as a push factor for the dispersion of the rural population leading to the creation of vicious phenomenon of out-migration. Being a hilly district located at state of Uttarakhand, Almora is also touched by this vicious phenomenon. Almora is dominated by the rural masses and hence agriculture is the lifeline of its economy. This massive dislocation of the rural masses has in turn badly influenced the agricultural scenario of the district. The study is based upon the information collected by personally interviewing 50 migrants rural farm households. The technique of multiple regression was used to analyse the factors influencing the employment intensity of farm households. The results revealed that farm landholding, age of family head, livestock have positively influenced the employment intensity whereas size of the family and education level of head of the family have negatively influenced the employment intensity


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