Socio-economic status of onion growers regarding integrated pest management practices
Kamlesh Gurjar, Banwari Lal, Ravindra Singh Choudhary, Pramod, Lokendra Singh Kishnawat and Rakesh Natwadia
India’s diverse climate ensures availability of all varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables. India is the world's second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables, behind China. The onion production in Rajasthan in 2019-20 has been estimated about 4.50 to 5 lakh metric tonnes as against state's total output of 12.80 lakh metric tonnes. The state contributes about 6% of India’s onion production (Directorate of Horticulture, Jaipur Raj. 2019-20). The study was conducted in purposely selected Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. The Jodhpur district had 16 panchayat samitis; out of 16 panchayat samitis namely Tinwari and Osian were selected based on highest area production of Onion cultivation. A complete list of villages with area and production of Onion cultivation were collected from Department of Agriculture Jodhpur, Rajasthan from the identified panchayat samitis. Out of ten villages i.e. six from Tiwari and four from Osian were selected. The sample size of 120 respondent’s selected through proportionate random sampling. The results of the study revealed that majority of Onion growers belonged to middle age group, were from other back ward class caste category, agriculture as main occupation, belonged to high school education category, were having type of family single (nuclear), were having medium family income, and medium farmer category of land holding, were having member of one organization social participation and medium extension contact were having mass media exposure medium. Majority of Onion growers were having medium socio-economic status.
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Kamlesh Gurjar, Banwari Lal, Ravindra Singh Choudhary, Pramod, Lokendra Singh Kishnawat and Rakesh Natwadia. Socio-economic status of onion growers regarding integrated pest management practices. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 1771-1774.