The present study was conducted with the specific objective of “Profile of the farmers in disadvantaged districts of Marathwada region in relation with Indigenous technology knowledge”. The present study was conducted in Hingoli and Nanded district of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra state which was selected purposively for the research study. Both districts identified as the disadvantaged districts by the Planning Commission. Out of these two districts total six Tahsils has been chosen for the research study on the basis of disadvantaged Talukas identified by the Planning Commission. Four villages from each Taluka were selected randomly for the study.
The total villages for the study were 24. Ten respondents from each village were selected randomly for the study and prepared a sample of 240 respondents. Ex- post facto research design was adopted in this study. The data were collected with the help of pretested interview schedule from the respondents as per their convenience at their home or farms. For this study the variables taken namely age, education, family size, family type, land holding, annual income, and farming experience, and social participation, source of information, economic motivation, risk orientation, extension contact, and knowledge. The statistical methods and tests such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, co-efficient of correlation, multiple regressions, and path analysis were used for the analysis of data. In relation analysis, it was observed from that the independents variables namely age, type of family, social participation, source of information, farming experience, knowledge were positively and significantly related with overall utility perception of indigenous technology knowledge However, education, family size, Land holding, annual income, extension contact, risks orientation, economic motivation could not establish any relationship with overall utility perception of indigenous technology knowledge.