Custom hiring service centres in agriculture: Challenges on both sides of the plough in Tumakuru District of Karnataka
Anil K, Basavaprabhu Jirli and Nandini HM
Farm mechanization has been recognized as one of the important inputs for increasing the productivity of land by ensuring timeliness and precision of agricultural operations, reduction of loss of crops and food products, increased labour work output per unit time by reducing efforts and drudgery and improved quality of farm operations. Therefore, present study was carried out in Tumakuru district of Karnataka state to identify the problems associated with the functioning of custom hiring service centres and problems faced by the farmers in using its service. The result revealed that damage caused by farmers to the machinery, seasonal demand and delay in payments ranked I, II and III respectively in the same line some other problems associated with the functioning of custom hiring service centres (CHSCs) were listed and problems faced by farmers in using custom hiring services are non-availability of machinery during peak season, non-availability of skilled labour to operate agriculture machinery and Hiring Charges are not affordable ranked I, II and III respectively and other problems challenged by the farmers in using the service from custom hiring service centres are listed. It is essential to approach these challenges with a combination of short-term and long-term solutions. By improving machinery availability and addressing the skill gap, farmers can enhance their productivity, reduce costs, and ultimately contribute to the overall development of the agricultural sector.
How to cite this article:
Anil K, Basavaprabhu Jirli and Nandini HM. Custom hiring service centres in agriculture: Challenges on both sides of the plough in Tumakuru District of Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 920-925.