Perception Level of Farm Women towards Entrepreneurial Development in Tumkuru and Chikkaballapura Districts of Karnataka, India

Geetha M. Yankanchi

AICRP- Women in Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065, India.

K. Geetha

AICRP- Women in Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065, India.

Usha Ravindra

AICRP- Women in Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065, India.

Imrankhan Jiragal *

AICRP- Women in Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065, India.

R. Latha Rani

AICRP- Women in Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Women entrepreneurs are the business owners participating in economic activity to empower themselves economically and enhance their status in the society. The perception of the farm women in entrepreneurial development is equally important in addition to availability of number of initiatives and resources to promote and develop women’s entrepreneurship. Hence to assess the perception of the farm women, a study was conducted in Tumkuru and Chikkaballapura districts of Karnataka state during the year 2021-2022. The results revealed that the mean score for the perception statement “I am not the decision maker in the family” ranked first (2.98) about self, in Tumkuru district Where as “higher education is required to start an enterprise” (2.95) in Chikkaballapura district. Under, perception about family and family members “If startup fails there will be huge loss and it will affect my family” stands first rank (2.72) in Tumkuru and “I will not be able to spend quality time with my children if I start enterprise” (2.69) in Chikkaballapura district. Perception about people indicated “People may feel jealous of my startup venture” stood first with a mean score of 2.84 and 3.05 in Tumkuru and Chikkaballapura respectively. “I am uncertain about the returns from my enterprise” stood first (3.14 and 3.07) in Tumkuru and Chikkaballapura district respectively regarding enterprise. However, perception about financial institutions indicated “Banks may require collateral security to give loan” was the first priority (3.11 and 3.09) in Tumkuru and Chikkaballapura district. Dimension wise perception indicated low preference for family and family members, about people and enterprise (54.20%, 47.80% and 36.60%) respectively in Tumkuru where as in Chikkaballapura it was 33.80, 49.20 and 38.00 per cent respectively. Overall perception of farm women regarding entrepreneurial development was found to be good in Tumkuru (38.40%) where as in Chikkaballapura it was in better category (38.80).

Keywords: Perception, entrepreneurship, farm women, women entrepreneurs


How to Cite

Yankanchi , G. M., Geetha , K., Ravindra , U., Jiragal , I., & Rani , R. L. (2023). Perception Level of Farm Women towards Entrepreneurial Development in Tumkuru and Chikkaballapura Districts of Karnataka, India. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 41(11), 160–167. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2023/v41i112272


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