Off-farm activities and employment generation in rural India
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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.
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Open LibraryOL19038052M

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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 in , Action 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.