Influence of dairy co-operative societies/milk producer institutions on socio-psychological status of members and non-members – A comparative study
B Bhargava Santosh, M Srinivasa Reddy, CH Satyanarayana and M Mahender
The study was conducted in four districts of newly formed Telangana State with 120 dairy farmers in which 60 were members of Dairy Co-operative Societies (DCSs)/Milk Producer Institutions (MPIs) and other 60 were non-members. Majority of the member respondents (53.33%) were in middle age (36-50 years) group, literates (68.33%) and had low dairy farming experience (46.67%). Two thirds of members had high social participation (66.67%), More than half (53.33%) of the member respondents possessed medium to large herd sizes and majority (41.67%) were medium milk producers. Majority (70.00%) of the members were high in rational decision making ability, 45.00 per cent had high information seeking behaviour, 46.67 per cent received high extent of training, 60.00 per cent had high credit orientation and 80.00 per cent had high economic orientation. Whereas, in case of non-members, majority (43.33%) were in old age (>50 years) group, half (50.00%) of them were illiterates and more than one third (36.67%) had low dairy farming experience. Majority of non-members had low social participation (55.00%), small herd sizes (83.33%) and were low milk producers (56.67%). Lower than three fourths (71.67%) of non-members were low in rational decision making ability, more than half (53.33%) had low information seeking behaviour, three fourths (75.00%) received low extent of training, 40.00 per cent possessed low credit orientation and three fourths (75.00%) of them had low economic orientation. Thus Members were on higher side when compared to non-members regarding their socio-psychological characteristics. The study brought out that the membership in DCSs/MPIs has got much affect on socio-psychological status of dairy farmers and warrants the farmers to become members of DCSs/MPIs for their own welfare.
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B Bhargava Santosh, M Srinivasa Reddy, CH Satyanarayana, M Mahender. Influence of dairy co-operative societies/milk producer institutions on socio-psychological status of members and non-members – A comparative study. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(8):339-342.