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Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India

C. Simmons

Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India

a case study of household enterprises in Jalandhar District, Punjab

by C. Simmons

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Published by University of Salford .
Written in English


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StatementC. Simmons and S. Supri.
SeriesSalford papers in economics -- 95-5
ContributionsSupri, Salinder., University of Salford. Department of Economics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19038052M

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Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India by C. Simmons Download PDF EPUB FB2

Off-Farm Activities and Employment Generation in Rural India: a Case Study of Household Enterprises in Jalandhar District, Punjab Colin Simmons and Salinder Supri South Asia Research 2, Cited by: 1. The off-farm income is the sum of rural non-farm income and wage earning in agriculture. On the other hand, off-farm refers to all income-generating activities except crop and livestock production (Barette, and Lanjouw and Lanjouw, ).File Size: KB.

particular reference to rural non-farm employment and rural transformation in India. Beginning with the s, there has been a continuous decline in the rate of growth of overall employment in the Indian economy.

The rate of growth of total employment declined from 2% in s ( ) to % between and Cited by: 3. Rural Share in Output and Employment Across Sectors 4 3.

Structural Changes in Output and Employment in Rural India 6 4. Reasons behind Post Changes in Rural Employment 9 5. Sector-wise Changes in Output and Employment in Rural India 13 Agriculture 13 Manufacturing 13 Services sector 14 Construction 17 Size: KB.

RURAL NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT IN INDIA: MACRO-TRENDS, MICRO-EVIDENCES AND POLICY OPTIONS Brajesh Jha* ABSTRACT Towards the end of the s, the incidence of unemployment on the basis of CDS (current daily status) has exceeded seven per cent. There are also evidences of deterioration in the quality of ruralFile Size: 2MB.

The literature is beset with confusion and ambiguity as definitions of 'rural non-farm', 'non-agricultural', or indeed, 'employment' are rarely made explicit. Thus there is, for example, ambiguity as to whether non-farm employment refers to employment anywhere by rural households, or solely rurally-located by: 2.

To find out factors affecting household participation in off-farm activities; and 3. To find out the reasons for participating in off-farm activities. METHODOLOGY The study was conducted in two districts namely Jessore and Rangpur due to high concentration of off-farm activities.

Rural off-farm activities in the study areas were classifiedCited by: 7. The rural non-farm sector has the potential to absorb a growing rural labor force, contribute to national income growth, and promote more equitable distribution of income. The objective of this paper is to review existing literature on the rural non-farm sector and assess the sector’s contribution to rural Size: KB.

The findings imply that given the. importance of off-farm activity in alleviating the problems of low agricultural productivity and the. resulting low income, policy measures which can promote rural investment and create employment.

opportunities in off-farm activities may help minimize the effects of low farm income. percent (NBS, ).3 Off-farm income-generating activities in rural Tanzania have recently provided an important source of capital and help finance social services that the households consume.

In his study on survival and accumulation strategies at the rural-urban interface in North-West Tanzania, Baker () observed that whileFile Size: KB. INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES: A KEY CONCEPT IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURTIY 5 1 Founded inAction Against Hunger is a leading international organization committed to the global fight against hunger.

Established as an international network with five headquarters (Paris, London, Madrid, New York and Mon-File Size: 1MB. The rural non-farm economy (RNFE) is often defined as including all economic activities in rural areas except agriculture, livestock, hunting and fishing (Lanjouw and Lanjouw, ).

That is, all activities associated with work, whether waged or self-employed, that is located in rural areas but is not in agriculture. rural incomes, how employment is distributed across non-farm occupations, and the relative breakdown in such employment between men and women remains largely unknown.

In addition, because much of what is presented in Table comes from studies carried out decadesFile Size: 4MB.

suggest improvement in the quality of rural employment, which is generally associated with the structural changes of employment. In this context employment in agriculture remains important.

The recent NSS quinquennial survey on employment shows that the number of agricultural workers has almost Size: KB. Rural income: looking beyond agriculture 4 India needs to undertake a drive to intensify non-farm employment in its rural areas.

Off-farm activities will have positive spillover effects on. Rural Employment Schemes in India In the rural sector, agriculture and allied activities account for most of the employment.

A sector-wise analysis of employment data makes it clear that there was a decline in employment in agriculture from per cent in to per of employment generation in the rural sector during the File Size: KB.

The Rural Non-Farm Economy in India – Some Policy Issues 1 Executive Summary The annual growth rate of the male workforce in the rural non-farm sector in India was per cent during and per cent duringwhereas in agriculture it was only one per cent during Thus the non-farm sector in India.

and Non-Farm Employment in Rural India: Peter Lanjouw (World Bank) and Rinku Murgai (World Bank)* * We are grateful to participants of the workshop “Household-Level Linkages Between Farm and Non-farm Rural Income Generation Activities” held at the Food and Agricultural Organization, OctoberThe Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched the Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) on 1st April, for generation of two million jobs under the KVI sector in the rural areas of the country.

Get information on its main objectives, salient features, implementation, status and progress of the REGP and new initiatives. employment, non-agricultural wage employment, non-farm enterprises, transfers and non-labour income sources.

In the remainder of this paper, RNF will be used as synonymous with non-agricultural, and includes all rural economic activities outside of agriculture. As such, it does not include agricultural wage income, which is partCited by:   Prime Minister – Rural Employment Generation Programmes (): The objective of this programme is to generate employment opportunities in rural as.

cific needs of rural agribusiness enterprises is essential to stimulate industrialization and employment generation in rural areas. More training institutes should be established and existing ones upgraded. Developing agro-industries for employment generation in rural areas The majority of people in Asia and the Pacific still live in rural areas.

McGuire et al. Chap Off-Farm Employment Opportunities and Educational Attainment China's Agricultural Trade: Issues and Prospects the contemporary rural labor force (corresponding to some million rural laborers nationally) was employed off-farm in Many of these workers were employed in local Township and.

employment generation arising from non-farm economic activities, (iii). assess the contribution of rural non-farm economic activities to household income in the study area Null Hypothesis Hₒ: There is no significant difference between the income of households that engage in both farm and non-farm economic activities and income of.

The rural non-farm economy is of great importance to the rural economy for its productive and employment effects, while the income it provides to rural households represents a substantial and growing share of rural incomes. Often this share is particularly high for the rural poor.

Non-Farm Occupation in Rural India A. Mukhopadhyay, D. Gangopadhyay and Saswati Nayak National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, CSIR, New Delhi Rural non-farm economy in recent times is considered as an effectual strategy for decentralization of economic activities to rural : Apurba Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Saswati Nayak, Debnirmalya Gangopadhyay.

A review of rural development programmes in India International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology,1(2): 37 - 40 39 non - government training institutions. ADVERTISEMENTS: The nine schemes of rural development in India are as follows: The main objective of rural development has been to remove poverty of the people and fill the widened gap between the rich and the poor.

This has been also vocalized in the policy of the government which says: said, ‘Rural poverty alleviation has [ ]. also high returns from investments in agricultural R&d, rural roads and other infrastructure and knowledge generation.

The paper is organized as follows. Section 3 gives a brief background on agricultural growth and policies on agriculture. Section 3 examines the roles and challenges of small holding agriculture in India.

(Rural Non-Farm Sector) may become more and more service- oriented. Diversification of the Rural Activities Rural non-farm sector (RNFS) plays an important role in reducing the widespread rural poverty through generation of employment and income File Size: KB.

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DETERMINANTS OF PARTICIPATION IN NON-FARM ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN RURAL ZANZIBAR March Mansura Kassim Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of MAgric (Food Security), African Centre for Food Security, School of Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Income Generating Activities of Rural Kenyan W omen Everleigh Stokes 1, Carlye Lauff 1, Evan Eldridge 1, Kathryn Ortbal 1, Abdalla Nassar 1 & Khanja n Mehta 1. The sector assumes significance in the context of the ever pressing need for reducing rural India’s over dependence on agriculture for income by encouraging alternate livelihood options.

Rural Innovation; Other Off Farm Activities; for facilitating generation of wage employment opportunities as well as self-employment for the rural. Off-farm (non-farm) income refers to the portion of farm household income obtained off the farm, including nonfarm wages and salaries, pensions, and interest income earned by farm families.

On average for all farms in the United States, off-farm income accounts for over 90% of farm operator household income. Between andabout 50 million jobs were created in the non-farm sector, while 34 million jobs were lost in agriculture (Chand, Saxena, & Rana, ).

6 As the non-farm sector is increasingly becoming more important for Indian rural economy, the official line of thinking on India’s agrarian society too has begun to acknowledge rural Author: Prabhu Pingali, Anaka Aiyar, Mathew Abraham, Andaleeb Rahman.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL ENTREPRENEURS Kishor and Choudhary () in his study focus on the function of women entrepreneurs, as they have been making an important impact in all segments of the economy in India, However, it is possibly empowering and liberating only if it provides women an opening to advance.

The present study has been undertaken with the objective of examining the structure, growth and developmental potentials of non-farm activities for employment generation in rural Maharashtra and the determinants of entry into this sector employment in the post-liberalization period since Maharashtra is one of the most urbanized states in India Cited by: 2.

Rural non-farm economy in recent times considered as an effectual strategy for decentralization of economic activities to rural India.

The Economic Census of India, for example, estimates that around million of rural people are employed in non-agricultural establishments which registered a growth rate of % during Author: Apurba Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Saswati Nayak, Debnirmalya Gangopadhyay.

In Chapter 4, we studied how poverty was a major challenge facing India. W e one-third of rural India still lives in abject poverty. That is the Identify the reasons for not starting self employment activities and discuss in the classroom.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT File Size: KB. and allied activities with a contribution of 29 percent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), India’s economy is predominantly rural in character.

India’s economy can be thought of as comprising of two main sectors, namely, the Rural Sector and the Urban Sector. The Rural sector is, in turn,File Size: 2MB.In India, microfinance has fulled the efforts of rural The concept of microfinancing and self-employment activities in rural areas expected to play a pivotal role in poverty eradication and employment generation.

Microfinancing is a new method to meet the credit requirement in rural.The full range of rural income generating activities carried out by rural households are examined, including: 1) the relative importance of the gamut of income generating activities in general and across wealth categories, both at the level of the rural economy and the rural household; 2), the relative importance of diversification versus.