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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 3033-3039

Assessment of Hurdles Faced by Women Entrepreneurs in Livestock Sector during Covid 19 Lockdown
A. Indhu Prathibha*, V. Bhanu Rekha, .V. J. Ajay kumar, M. Nithya Quintoil and V. Sowmiya
1Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology, RIVER, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education & Research, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding author

Entrepreneurship in livestock sector is more beneficial for women in rural areas as it enables them to add to the family income. The present study was done to ascertain the hurdles faced by women livestock entrepreneurs during Covid-19 lockdown. Livestock women entrepreneurs comprising 25 dairy farmers and 25 goat farmers in Puducherry and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu were interviewed over telephone using a pre-structured interview schedule pertaining to the conditions before and during lockdown. Results of our study have clearly pointed out that there was a change in availability of animals for purchase and sale, Change in feeding practices and Sale of milk before and during lockdown period. Further Dairy farmers were satisfied to some extent as they had a regular income through sale of milk, but the goat farmers were not satisfied as their source of revenue was severely affected during Covid-19 Lockdown. In spite of the reduced income during Covid-19 crisis, the respondents expressed a greater satisfaction because of family participation in the business. To conclude Covid-19 imposed a negative impact on the economic status of the women entrepreneurs in livestock by reducing their income drastically.

Keywords: Woman entrepreneurs, Livestock, Telephonic-interview, Covid-19 lockdown, Hurdles

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Indhu Prathibha, A., V. Bhanu Rekha, V. J. Ajay Kumar, M. Nithya Quintoil and Sowmiya, V. 2020. Assessment of Hurdles Faced by Women Entrepreneurs in Livestock Sector during Covid 19 Lockdown.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 3033-3039. doi:
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