Extension Contact and Extension Participation of Livestock Farmers in Jalandhar District of Punjab- A Benchmark Analysis
Keywords:Credibility, Extension Activities, Livestock Farmer, Socio-economic Status
A study of the socioeconomic aspects of livestock farmers is a prerequisite for the appropriate designÂ and successful execution of Governmentsâ€™ developmental programmes. The present study wasÂ conducted to assess the socio-economic status and credibility of various extension activities among the livestock farmers. For this, primary data was collected through structured interview schedule using a sample size of 150 respondents from Jalandhar district of Punjab. Most of the respondentÂ (92.70%) have their strong linkage with Panchayat members and participation in various extension activities were found highest (19.10%) among young farmers. Majority of the farmers participated inÂ Kisan melas (68.70%) albeit relative credibility index was found highest for demonstration activity. Hence efforts should be undertaken by the Government, Veterinary Universities and other extensionÂ agencies in providing information on improved livestock farming practices, result oriented extension
activities and strong farmer-extension-research-linkages so that farmers could bring about change inÂ their living standard and can improve their socio-economic status.
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