Assam like other state of India, is predominantly an agricultural state. In the context of growing demand of selective forms of farm machinery in Assam, the pertinent question to ask is whether the farm mechanization contributes to income and employment of the farm families either by increasing productivity, intensity of cropping or by changing the cropping pattern . The study was conducted in Central Brahmaputra Valley and Upper Brahmaputra Valley Zone of Assam, India. The objective of the study is to examine the effect of mechanization on human labour employment .Primary data were collected with the help of specially design pretested schedule by interview method. Tabular, percent and linear regression analysis were done. Thus, a sample of 240 farmers had been taken for the study. The study found that labour employment per cropped hectare showed a declining trend with increase in farm group size under different categories of mechanized and Bullock Operated Farm. Again labour employment and farm size had inverse relationship within different categories of mechanized and Bullock Operated Farm. The inverse relationship hold true in case of operation like sowing, intercultural operation and irrigation. Hired labour had positive relationship with farm size in each categories of mechanized and Bullock Operated Farm and family labour had negative relationship with farm size within each categories of mechanized and Bullock Operated Farm.
Mechanized, Bullock Operated Farm, labour employment, operation, hired labour, family labour, intercultural operation
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Sinki Barman, Nivedita Deka. (2019) Effect of Farm Mechanization in Human Labour Employment. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 4, 16-22
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