M. V. Chaudhary
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-144 411 (Punjab), India
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(Received : December 17, 2020; Accepted : January 29, 2021)
This study examined the socio-economic profile and socio-economic impact of cooperative society on its members and non-members in south Gujarat. Primary data were collected on various parameters by using personal interview/enquiry method for the period of 2019-2020 from the selected 28 cooperative societies and 560 respondents (280 cooperative society members and 280 non-members) spread over seven districts of south Gujarat by survey method using interview schedule. It was found that the education level was higher in cooperative society members as compared to the non-members. The average land holding was higher in cooperative society members as compared to non-members. Majority of the cooperative society members (63.57%) were in medium level of social status, whereas 40.00% non-members in low social status category. Majority of the cooperative society members (57.86%) were having high annual income, whereas 40.00% of the respondent non-members had low annual income. Further, majority of the cooperative society members (61.43%) had medium level of socio-economic impact, whereas 37.14% non-members had low socio-economic impact.
Key words : : Socio-economic profile, socio-economic impact, cooperative, Gujarat