Women across India do more farm work than men on average

Surinder Sud: Ladies first:, and it's time they got their due

Surinder Sud / Business Standard/ October 4, 2011

Various studies and surveys have clearly brought out the fact that women generally do more farm work than men. For instance, a study by the UN FAO indicates that in the Himalayan hills, the time spent by women performing farm operations is more than thrice than that of bullocks and more than twice that of men. It estimates that, on average, women put in 3,485 hours of farm work per hectare per year against 1,064 hours by a pair of bullocks and 1,212 hours by a man.

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