Problems Faced by the Farmers in Adoption of Improved Rice Technology in Khowai District of Tripura


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Authors

  • Debjani Das
  • J.K Chauhan
  • R.J. Singh
  • Chekame. A. Sangma

Keywords:

Adoption, Practices, Rice cultivation technologies.

Abstract

The study to ascertain several problems faced by the farmers in adoption of improved rice technology in Khowai district of Tripura. It was conducted in four purposively selected villages under KVK Khowai district of Tripura with 120 sample size from the adopted villages selected through simple random sampling with equal allocation. Mainly rice is the key crop grown in Tripura state. We can say it is the staple food in Tripura. There are several
problems enumerated by the farmers during adoption of latest recommended agricultural technologies in rice cultivation. Inadequate availability of quality seed at proper time, Lack of knowledge about scientific cropping pattern and cropping system and their method of application, Non-availability of improved implements and other critical inputs such as FYM/organic fertilizers, Low price of product in local market were the major problems faced by the respondents while adopting the recommended practices in their rice cultivation. The findings will be of use for the official of the State Department of Agriculture, researcher, Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Khowai district and policymakers to plan and revise the extension programmes so as to eliminate the problems of rice farmers in order to amplify the adoption
of recommended rice cultivation practices at farm level. Strong extension network for effective transfer of latest technologies, Improvement of credit and market facilities and crop insurance were the important suggestion made by the farmers to solve the problems related to rice cultivation.

Author Biographies

  • Debjani Das

    CPGS (Central Agricultural University), Umiam, Meghalaya

  • J.K Chauhan
    School of Social sciences (Central Agricultural University), Umiam, Meghalaya
  • R.J. Singh
    School of Social sciences (Central Agricultural University), Umiam, Meghalaya
  • Chekame. A. Sangma
    CPGS (Central Agricultural University), Umiam, Meghalaya

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Problems Faced by the Farmers in Adoption of Improved Rice Technology in Khowai District of Tripura. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94785