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Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India

Colin Simmons

Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India

a case study of household enterprises in Jalandhar district, Punjab

by Colin Simmons

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Published by Department of Economics, University of Salford in Salford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementC. Simmons and S. Supri.
SeriesSalford papers in economics -- 95-5, Economics working paper (Salford University, Department of Economics) -- 95-5.
ContributionsSupri, Salinder., University of Salford. Department of Economics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21203801M

Non-Farm Occupation in Rural India A. K. 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. National Portal of India is a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan, designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. It has been developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities.


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Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India by Colin 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.