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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3744-3748
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.462


The rural non-farm sector: trends and distribution of rural workforce
Shaloo* and Amit Kar
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Indian economy has been witnessing a transformation in its occupational structure since the past few decades. There is an increase in rural non-farm employment along with a decline in the agricultural employment. The present study analyzed the trends and distribution of rural workforce in rural India using different rounds of employment and unemployment survey data by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and a village level household survey for 46 farmers in villages Shikohpur and Nuh from districts Gurugram and Mewat respectively in Haryana. The results showed that rural non-farm (RNF) employment is increasing but there is increase casual women workers in rural areas. Also, there is wage disparity between male and female workers. The wages were however positively related with years of schooling. It was observed that majority of the landless, marginal and small farmers were augmenting their income from other than farming their own land. Many landless and marginal farmers opt to work as hired labor in others farms whereas many take up employment in off farm income.


Keywords: Non-farm employment, Non-farm sector, Rural areas, wage
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Shaloo and Amit Kar. 2020. The rural non-farm sector: trends and distribution of rural workforce.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3744-3748. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.462
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