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Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)

Socio personal and economic profile of the migratory sheep farmer in arid region of Rajasthan

Author(s):
SC Kantwa and TK Mohanty
Abstract:
A survey was conducted to study the Socio personal and economic profile of the migratory sheep farmer in arid region of Rajasthan. Pastoral migration of sheep in Rajasthan has been a traditional solution to seasonal unavailability of feed and water. For the survey study information was gleaned from 120 farmers, 40 each from Jodhpur, Nagaur and Pali district of Marwar region of Rajasthan were selected by applying simple random sampling technique, who had at least 50 Sheep at the time of investigation. Results of the study revealed that majority (65.00%) of the farmers belonged to middle age group, mostly illiterate (85.00%) and could speak Marwari, Rajasthani and Hindi. In the present study, 38.33% farmers were engaged in sheep rearing and 57.50% in sheep rearing with agriculture having average flock size 142. About 76.67 per cent of the respondents were in medium annual income ( ₹ 26469-125115) category 15.00 percent in high (>₹ 125115) and 8.33 per cent low (<₹ 26469) income.
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How to cite this article:
SC Kantwa and TK Mohanty. Socio personal and economic profile of the migratory sheep farmer in arid region of Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 673-676.

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