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Vol. 10, Special Issue 6 (2021)

Constraints in adoption of farm mechanization and suggestions to overcome the constraints

Author(s):
B Madhukar, P Bala Hussain Reddy, T Lakshmi and Y Reddi Ramu
Abstract:
The present study was conducted in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh to analyze the constraints faced by the farmers in adoption of farm machinery and suggestions to overcome the constraints. The study was conducted with a sample of 120 farmers. The results indicated that High initial cost, High fuel cost, Lack of credit facilities, Small and fragmented land holdings, High maintenance cost, Non-availability of nearby service centres, Low re-sale value of farm machinery and implements, Non-availability of spare parts shops nearby, Inadequate hiring agencies, High hire charge, Wastage during harvest, High tax rate, Frequent repairs, Lack of awareness about implements, Not suited to all type of soils, Non-availability of fuel bank in nearby, Lack of skilled labour, Difficulty in providing recommended spacing and Lack of training on use of farm machinery, implements and tools and Frequent power cuts etc. Regarding suggestions increase of subsidy portion to purchase the machinery, communal based custom hiring centres, refinement of existing implements, increase in number of units under subsidy, trainings and workshops to increase awareness are the major suggestions mentioned by the farmers.
Pages: 376-379  |  558 Views  261 Downloads
How to cite this article:
B Madhukar, P Bala Hussain Reddy, T Lakshmi and Y Reddi Ramu. Constraints in adoption of farm mechanization and suggestions to overcome the constraints. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 376-379.

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