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Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2014, 2(1), 26-34
DOI: 10.12691/jbe-2-1-4
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Socio-Economic Determinants of Growth of Rural Entrepreneurship in Sonitpur Distric of Assam- an Emprical Study

Dipanjan Chakraborty1,

1Department of Commerce Assam University, Diphu campus

Pub. Date: April 29, 2014

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Dipanjan Chakraborty. Socio-Economic Determinants of Growth of Rural Entrepreneurship in Sonitpur Distric of Assam- an Emprical Study. Journal of Behavioural Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Transport. 2014; 2(1):26-34. doi: 10.12691/jbe-2-1-4

Abstract

India is the fastest growing economy of the world but still there is a large area of darkness in the rural hinterland. Over 70% percent of our population lives in Villages areas and majority of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The pace of industrialization in Assam is slow and tardy. Thus, there is need to strengthen employment opportunities in the rural areas by promoting rural entrepreneurship. The present descriptive study is made in the Sonitpur district of Assam based on data collected from 288 rural entrepreneurs through structured schedule. The study analyses the impact of socio-economic background on growth of rural entrepreneurship. It was found that age, gender, qualification; annual income etc of rural entrepreneurs had a direct impact on the growth of rural entrepreneurship. The findings of the study suggest that there is a need for concerted efforts by the government and rural masses to enhance the growth of rural enterprises.

Keywords:
rural entrepreneurship rural industrialisation rural entrepreneurs

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