A STUDY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF DAIRY FARMERS IN TELANGANA STATE


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Authors

  • Y. Shyam Babu M.V.Sc. Student, Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science, P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030
  • A. Saratchandra Associate Dean, College of Dairy Technology, Kamareddy
  • R.M.V. Prasad Professor and Head, Department of Livestock Farm Complex, C.V.Sc, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 030
  • D. Nagalakshmi Associate Dean, College of Fishery Science, Pebbair
  • M. Srinivas Reddy Professor and University Head, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension,, CVSc., Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 030

Keywords:

Age, education, social status, family, land holding, farming system, herd size, annual income

Abstract

Dairy farming plays an important role in social and economic livelihood of the farmers of Telangana state. An investigation was carried out to study the cost of milk production in buffaloes of dairy farmers in Karimnagar, Khammam and Rangareddy districts of Telangana. The data was collected from 240 farmers spread over 24 villages in 6 mandals in the selected districts. The 240 respondents were interviewed as per the questionnaire. The statistical data revealed that 51.66 per cent of the respondents belonged to middle age group and 28.75 per cent of the respondents were educated up to secondary level (up to 10th class). Majority (42.91%) of the respondents belonged to backward caste. Most of the respondents belonged to medium sized family. Majority (62.08%) of the respondents had nuclear family. Majority (39.16) of the respondents have medium herd size of animals and 40 per cent respondents were having annual income of medium level (Rs.75,000-150,000). Most (76.66%) of the respondents had membership in at least one organization, 35 per cent were marginal farmers, 67.91 per cent respondents followed agriculture + dairying as main source of income. Majority 48.75 per cent had extension contacts with gopalamitra, paravet, VAS/AD (AH). 

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27-11-2023

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A STUDY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF DAIRY FARMERS IN TELANGANA STATE. (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(5), 42-55. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVASR/article/view/145705