Relationship of Socio-Economic Characteristics with Level of Farmers’ Awareness about Climate Change Effect on Water Resources


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  • Preeti Sharma , Lakhwinder Kaur , Ritu Mittal , Samanpreet Kaur and Sukhjeet Kaur

Abstract

The present study was conducted to know the relationship of socio-economic variables with the level of
awareness of farmers. The study was conducted in three villages of Punjab with a sample of 120 famers which
was drawn randomly from villages Talwandi Khurd, Sandhuan and Ran Singhwala. The results indicated that
most of the respondents belonged to the middle age group (40.83%), matriculates (23.33%), had joint family
(77.5%) and had family size of 2-6 members (68.33%). The data further showed that majority of the farmers
had high level of awareness regarding effect of climate change on water resources (71.67%) and effect of
heavy rainfall (57.5%). Results further revealed that awareness regarding reasons of climate change was
associated with family size (268.0), farm area (563.72) and mass media exposure (201.62) at one percent
level of significance. The study recommends that there is a need to create awareness among farmers and
extension personnel should play important role in educating the farmers about climate change, mitigation and
adaptation

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15.10.2023

Published

30.06.2018

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Relationship of Socio-Economic Characteristics with Level of Farmers’ Awareness about Climate Change Effect on Water Resources. (2018). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 55(2), 26-31. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/143728