Document Type : Primary Research paper
Associate Professor, P.G. Dept, and Research Center in Economics, Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram. Thoothukudi District, Tamilnadu, India – 628251.
Assistant professor of Economics,Rani Anna Government College for women, Tirunelveli-8 (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India – 627012.)
India’s rural working population consists mainly of small farmers. Small farmers are classified into two broad categories taking into account the family income obtained from agriculture and allied activities. Therefore, both farm size and income criterion are being used to identify the small farmers. The present study aims at analyzing the firm size and income households of small farmers at Sebathaiyapuram Village by taking into account the size of the family, caste, education, income, expenditure,savings, indebtedness, etc, as indicators for evaluation. There are so many problems exist among the small farmers regarding their financial facilities, marketing facilities, agricultural co-operative societies and irrigation facilities, and cost of production. The Income pattern is one of the determinants of the standard of living of the households. This study reveals that most of the farmers are earning higher level of income. The reason is that, most of the small farmers are using intensive cultivation method for their cultivation of land. This study concluded that relationship between farm size and income of small farmers are highly satisfactory in this village.