Entrepreneurial Behavior of Piggery Trainees of Pashu-Vigyan Incubator
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Keywords:Entrepreneurship Development, Pig Farming, Piggery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship as a dynamic and innovative process of a countryâ€™s development has become a prerequisite for supporting the government of Indiaâ€™s ambitious flagship program of â€˜Atm-nirbhar Bharatâ€. The study is an ex-post facto research to ascertain the entrepreneurial behavior of the trainees who attended the entrepreneurship development programme onpiggery at agri-business incubator ICAR-IVRI (Pashu-Vigyan Incubator). A purposive sampling technique was used to select 80 trainees starting their piggery enterprises. The data were collected through mailed e-questionnaire and telephonic follow-up. The entrepreneurial behavior was determined on nine dimensions and majority of the trainees showed a high level of â€˜cosmopolitenessâ€™, â€˜achievement motivationâ€™, â€˜risk orientationâ€™ and coordinating ability but possessed medium level â€˜information seeking behaviorâ€™, â€˜self-confidenceâ€™, â€˜innovativenessâ€™, â€˜planning abilityâ€™. The entrepreneurial behavior showed positive and significant correlation with their experience in piggery, attitude towards scientific piggery farming, social participation, education and income. Overall high mean entrepreneurial behavior index was observed indicating a positive effect of the Entrepreneurship Development Program.
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