Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Women Farmers in The Country

Posted On: 10 DEC 2021 6:47PM by PIB Delhi

As per the information collected in Agriculture Census 2015-16, about 11.72% of the total operated area in the country was operated by female operational holders.

As per the results of the Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of Agricultural Households
and Land and Livestock Holdings of Households in Rural India- 2019 conducted by National Statistical Office(NSO) for the agriculture year July 2018-June 2019.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under the Ministry of Home Affairs compiles and disseminates information on suicides in its publication titled ‘Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India’. As per the publication, the term ‘Farmer’ is defined as “the Person whose profession is farming and includes those who cultivate on their own land as well as those who cultivate on leased land/other’s land with or without the assistance of agricultural labourers”.

      State-wise number of female and male operational holders is given in Annexure-I.

State-wise estimated number of female and male operational holders as per Agriculture Census 2015-16

Sl. No.

States/Uts

Female

 

Male

Number (in '000)

 

Number(in '000)

1

A & N Islands

4

 

8

2

Andhra Pradesh

2565

 

5955

3

Arunachal Pradesh

14

 

97

4

Assam

46

 

2691

5

Bihar

2297

 

14090

6

Chandigarh

Neg

 

1

7

Chhattisgarh

553

 

3457

8

D & N Haveli

3

 

12

9

Daman & Diu

2

 

6

10

Delhi

3

 

17

11

Goa

19

 

55

12

Gujarat

877

 

4440

13

Haryana

240

 

1371

14

Himachal Pradesh

74

 

922

15

Jammu & Kashmir

108

 

1307

16

Jharkhand

316

 

2483

17

Karnataka

1743

 

6919

18

Kerala

1742

 

5778

19

Lakshadweep

4

 

5

20

Madhya Pradesh

1189

 

8808

21

Maharashtra

2364

 

12894

22

Manipur

10

 

140

23

Meghalaya

80

 

152

24

Mizoram

11

 

79

25

Nagaland

19

 

177

26

Odisha

198

 

4667

27

Puducherry

8

 

26

28

Punjab

17

 

1074

29

Rajasthan

775

 

6866

30

Sikkim

5

 

66

31

Tamil Nadu

1560

 

6350

32

Telangana

1368

 

4579

33

Tripura

71

 

502

34

Uttar Pradesh

1824

 

21972

35

Uttarakhand

105

 

775

36

West Bengal

230

 

7008

 

All India

20439

 

125751

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  Neg= Negligible(i.e. less than 500)

 

 

State-wise percentage of female farmers enrolled under PMFBY in 2020-21 and percentage of female beneficiaries under PM-KISAN is given in Annexure-II. Gender-wise data on KCC is not maintained.

Sl. No.

State/UT

Percentage of female farmers enrolled under PMFBY during 2020-21

 

Percentage  of female beneficiaries under PM-KISAN

1

A & N Islands

11.8

37.9

2

Andhra Pradesh

-

35.3

3

Arunachal Pradesh

-

51.9

4

Assam

30.0

31.1

5

Bihar

-

30.6

6

Chandigarh

-

11.4

7

Chhattisgarh

10.4

25.6

8

D & N Haveli

-

21.9

9

Daman & Diu

 

10

Delhi

-

18.0

11

Goa

23.3

13.8

12

Gujarat

**

26.9

13

Haryana

8.1

17.2

14

Himachal Pradesh

8.0

17.8

15

Jammu & Kashmir

2.0

11.2

16

Jharkhand

-

25.5

17

Karnataka

22.6

24.4

18

Kerala

31.8

44.3

19

Lakshadweep

-

49.4

20

Madhya Pradesh

12.6

21.3

21

Maharashtra

18.7

20.6

22

Manipur

-

54.2

23

Meghalaya

76.9

4.0

24

Mizoram

-

43.3

25

Nagaland

-

52.7

26

Odisha

14.1

24.3

27

Puducherry

32.7

38.9

28

Punjab

-

0.1

29

Rajasthan

11.8

36.3

30

Sikkim

35.7

16.8

31

Tamil Nadu

29.0

31.2

32

Telangana

-

28.6

33

Tripura

18.1

21.8

34

Uttar Pradesh

8.4

19.5

35

Uttarakhand

7.3

17.7

36

West Bengal

-

18.7

 

All India

15.6

25.1

 

 

 

 

 

Note-   (1) Kharif 2021 enrolment under finalization; Rabi 2021-22 enrolment undergoing

              (2) ** Gujarat and Karnataka State Government have their own Portal

                                (3)  - Data not available

                              

 

State-wise average monthly income earned by agricultural households in the country is given in Annexure-III. Gender-wise data on farmers income was not collected in the survey.

 

                                                                                          

State /UTs wise Average monthly income per agricultural household during agricultural year July 2018 - June 2019

 

Sl. No.

State/GroupofUTs

Average monthly income()

1

Andhra Pradesh

10,480

2

Arunachal Pradesh

19,225

3

Assam

10,675

4

Bihar

7,542

5

Chhattisgarh

9,677

6

Gujarat

12,631

7

Haryana

22,841

8

Himachal Pradesh

12,153

9

Jammu & Kashmir

18,918

10

Jharkhand

4,895

11

Karnataka

13,441

12

Kerala

17,915

131

Madhya Pradesh

8,339

14

Maharashtra

11,492

15

Manipur

11,227

16

Meghalaya

29,348

17

Mizoram

17,964

18

Nagaland

9,877

19

Odisha

5,112

20

Punjab

26,701

21

Rajasthan

12,520

22

Sikkim

12,447

23

Tamil Nadu

11,924

24

Telangana

9,403

25

Tripura

9,918

26

Uttarakhand

13,552

27

Uttar Pradesh

8,061

28

West Bengal

6,762

29

Group of N E States

16,863

30

Group of UTs

18,511

All India

10,218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year-wise number of farmers including female farmers availing the Minimum Support Price(MSP) for paddy and Wheat  during the last five years in different States is given in Annexure-IV

 

 

No. of farmers benefitted, State-wise, Marketing Season-wise (Paddy and Wheat)

S.No

STATES/ UTs

KMS 2018-19

KMS 2019-20

KMS 2020-21

KMS 2021-22*

RMS 2018-19

RMS 2019-20

RMS 2020-21

RMS 2021-22

1

Andhra Pradesh

581839

679789

803945

11322

-

-

-

-

2

Telangana

1474828

1988630

2164354

396991

-

-

-

-

3

Assam

12921

26537

20401

-

-

-

-

-

4

Bihar

210028

279402

497097

19024

3128

554

1002

96701

5

Chandigarh

3028

1537

1575

1781

1557

1691

1410

2039

6

Chhattisgarh

1571414

1838593

2053490

185914

-

-

-

-

7

Delhi

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

760

8

Gujarat

4370

5115

23799

6308

20768

922

18824

34959

9

Haryana

830792

1891622

549466

310073

883783

902937

780962

760636

10

HP

-

-

-

5489

318

335

1061

3258

11

Jharkhand

34595

53305

104092

-

-

-

-

-

12

J&K

3034

3143

7385

7172

-

-

3

4127

13

Karnataka

25120

27123

54319

-

-

-

-

-

14

Kerala

172795

220066

252160

45185

-

-

-

-

15

M.P.

362089

436399

587223

10963

959940

961338

1594383

1725133

16

Maharashtra

269148

526476

624292

16416

-

-

-

496

17

Odisha

1010390

1161796

1394647

10870

-

-

-

-

18

Puducherry

-

84

-

-

-

-

-

-

19

Punjab

1143713

1125238

1057674

924299

897905

830528

1049982

887521

20

Rajasthan

-

-

-

530

122344

102031

219873

227090

21

Tamilnadu

498097

585241

852152

88761

-

-

-

-

22

Uttar Pradesh

684013

706549

1022286

230424

1127649

749858

663810

1152311

23

Uttrakhand

62564

83910

78129

56034

16071

6886

4656

24860

24

WB

733357

805186

949362

-

-

-

-

-

25

Tripura

5506

13613

14434

-

-

-

-

-

Total

9693641

12459354

13112282

2327556

4033463

3557080

4335972

4919891

*KMS 2021-22 is under progress. Data is available from KMS 2015-16 and RMS 2016-17 onwards

Note:  KMS- Kharif Marketing Season, RMS-Rabi Marketing Season.

 

This information was given by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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