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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Appraisal of socio-economic profile of wheat growers among different categories of farmers in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh

Author(s):
Mangi Lal Jat, DK Jaiswal and YS Saharawat
Abstract:
Wheat is an important source of nutrition in our staple diet. Although farmers in northern India are growing wheat for a long time many farmers are lacking good knowledge of wheat and its new varieties production practices. The present study was conducted to know the profile of wheat growers in different categories of farmers in Malwa region (M.P.). 324 wheat growers, 9 farmers (3 big, 3 medium and 3 small farmers) were selected randomly from each (thirty-six) selected village of nine blocks of Hosangabad, Hadra and Sehore districts (M.P.). The farmers of three categories i.e., small, medium and large farmers differ from each other with regard to socio-personal attributes. The big and medium farmers were higher in age than the small farmers. Therefore, it can be conclude that there was no significant difference in the age, education, social participation, knowledge and adoption of farmers. It is obvious that the areas under wheat crop are not similar among different categories of the farmers. The data regarding contact with extension personnel for all the categories of farmers reveals was 73. 45 percent used RAEO as a prime source and ranking first, while 55.55 percent of them used ADO where as 38.88 percent used SADO, 8.33 percent of them used university scientists and 10.80 percent of them used subject matter specialist for getting information regarding improved wheat production technology. It is the overall mean material possession score of all the farmers was 15.68. The 'z' test reveals that the various categories of farmers varied significantly with regards to their mean of farm power, economic motivation, scientific orientation and risk preference.
Pages: 964-969  |  271 Views  90 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mangi Lal Jat, DK Jaiswal and YS Saharawat. Appraisal of socio-economic profile of wheat growers among different categories of farmers in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 964-969.

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