Search for content, post, videos

Livelihood Sources of Various Categories of Farm Families in Rural Haryana

Department of Extension Education & Communication Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail :
(Received : June 21, 2017; Accepted : August 25, 2017)


The present study was conducted in four districts, two each from Eastern and Western Zones of Haryana. Total 300 households from different land holding categories were selected from four villages of the selected districts. Findings revealed that average size of land holding in Western Zone was more as compared to Eastern Zone. Majority of the landless farmers were agricultural labours or wage workers, while majority of other categories undertook farming as their main occupation Occupational mobility within three generations revealed that as the size of land holding increased, occupation mobility also increased, although the major occupation remained the same in majority of cases.

Key words : Livelihood sources, farm families, rural, Haryana