Profile and problems of farmers growing summer ground nut in Ahemadnagar district
Rathod DB, Tayade BD and Kharge AP
The groundnut crop is cultivated as a major edible oilseed crop in India. It finds extensive use as a cooking medium, both as refined oil and as vanaspati ghee. The Groundnut is the single largest source of edible oils in India and constitutes roughly about 50 percent of the total oilseed production. India occupies the first place in acreage and second in production of groundnut. In India, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are the important groundnut-growing states. The list of summer groundnut growing villages includes Rahuri, Sangamner, Akole, Rahata, Newasa and Shrirampur tehsils were obtained from Taluka Krishi Adhikari (Taluka Agriculture Officer). Two villages from each tehsil that is total 12 villages were selected for the study on the basis of area under summer groundnut crop. A total of 10 summer groundnut growers from each village were selected randomly on the basis of the summer groundnut crop's area. Hence, in 6 tehsils, 12 villages and 120 respondents were selected for the study. The data from the respondents was personally collected by interviewing them with the help of a well-structured interview schedule. Thus, data was collected and appropriated for statistical analysis. The findings revealed that 60.00 percent of respondents belonged to the middle age group. It was found that 46.67 percent of the respondents were educated up to secondary school level. About 72.50 percent of respondents had a medium size of family. It was observed that, about 49.16 percent of the respondents had medium-sized land holdings. It was observed that the majority of the summer groundnut growers (65.00 percent) had medium areas under summer groundnut. More than half (57.50 percent) of summer groundnut growers had annual incomes ranging from Rs 1,49, 017.9 to Rs 3,42,182.1/-. It was observed that more than half (62.50 percent) of the respondents had medium social participation. It was observed that, a majority (61.66 percent) of the respondents had a medium-level source of information. It was found that, about 65.84 percent of the respondents had a medium level of risk orientation.
How to cite this article:
Rathod DB, Tayade BD and Kharge AP. Profile and problems of farmers growing summer ground nut in Ahemadnagar district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(12S): 117-120.