Alleviation: An International Journal of Nutrition, Gender & Social Development, ISSN 2348-9340 Volume 5, Number 5 (2018):
© Arya PG College, Panipat & Business Press India Publication, Delhi

Involvement of Women and Men in Household Activities and Knowledge Regarding Drudgery Reducing Technology

1. Anshu* and 2. SK Varma
1 PhD Research Scholar & 2 Retired Professor
Department of Extension Education and Communication Management
IC College of Home Sciences
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India


The study was conducted in Kurukshetra district of Haryana state with an objective to assess involvement of men and women in household activity. Two blocks from Kurukshetra district were randomly selected i.e. Thanesar and Ladwa block. Two villages from each block were selected randomly. From Kurukshetra district ,30 respondents from each village were selected randomly, thus making a total sample of 120 respondents from different socio-economic categories. The study revealed that mean score of household activities performed by women viz., pre-cooking, cooking, post-cooking, washing clothes, cleaning of house, care of children was found to be higher than the mean score of household activities performed by men. It may therefore be inferred that women exclusively performed all the household tasks irrespective of socio-economic strata. The knowledge regarding drudgery reduction technology was found to be low in women.

Keywords: Household, Man, Women, Village

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