Women And Pesticide Survey Report 2010

The report on Women and Pesticide survey is done in the Dalit communities living in Sirunamalli, Vellore District and Nemili, Tiruvallur District were taken as samples for the survey. Out of the total population of 4160 in Sirunamalli, 2500 are dalits. Paddy and vegetables are cultivated here. 50 dalit families which live here have one or two acres of land. Others are agriculture laborers. Irrigation depends on three ponds and 14 pump sets. There is a small river which runs through the village, which depends mostly on rains. It also serves as a storm water drain. There is a middle school which provides education up to 5th standard in this village, the students have to travel 4 kilometers to a nearby town Vellore Nemili to pursue high school and higher secondary education,. There is no hospital in this village. Again people have to travel 4 kilometers to Vellore Nemili for medical assistance. Bus facility is frequent as it is situated near the main road. People have to travel 7 kilometers to reach Arakkonam to avail train facility. In Nemili, this village is situated 13 kilometers away from Tiruttani, a temple town and a pilgrimage centre. Buses ply every one hour and people choose to have two wheelers. There is an elementary school which provides education up to eighth standard is situated in the village. After which the students go to a nearby school which is 2 kilometers away from the village. To get higher secondary education and also for any health problem, the villagers have to travel 13 kilometers. The main occupation in this village is agricultural labor like sowing planting and harvesting. Main vegetation is groundnuts, sugarcane, vegetables, paddy and flowers.


Title: Women And Pesticide Survey Report 2010
Authors: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
Tags: women
organic farming
Date: 20-Mar-2010
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/467
Category Type: Reports
Appears in Sub-Collections:Women in Agriculture


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