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Vol. 12, Special Issue 6 (2023)

Constraints faced by tribal farmers in the adoption of agro-processing centres (APCs) practices and their feedback to improve the extent of adoption in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district of Chhattisgarh

Author(s):
Payal Dewangan, Dr. R. S. Sengar and Dr. P. Mooventhan
Abstract:
The main goal of establishing Agro processing centres is to reduce post-harvest losses by establishing the processing unit in the production catchment itself as well as to generate income and employment in rural areas through the adoption of tried-and-true technologies and machinery. The action plan for Agro processing centres (APC) basically entails primary and secondary processing of the surplus agricultural produce in production catchment by rural entrepreneur. The study was conducted in the Kasdol block of Balodabazar - Bhatapara district of Chhattisgarh state, area as per Farmer’s FIRST project. Total 30 stakeholder tribal farmers from villages covered under Farmer’s FIRST Programmne were selected for the study. For adoption of Agro-Processing Centres (APCs) majority of stakeholders mentioned the problem of high electricity bill and frequent power cut in APCs. To improve extent of adoption of Agro-Processing Centres (APCs) practices, majority of stakeholders suggested for alternate arrangements have to be made to tackle frequent power cuts.
Pages: 344-346  |  131 Views  64 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Payal Dewangan, Dr. R. S. Sengar and Dr. P. Mooventhan. Constraints faced by tribal farmers in the adoption of agro-processing centres (APCs) practices and their feedback to improve the extent of adoption in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district of Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(6S): 344-346.
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