PROFILE OF THE FARMERS UNDER MISSION KAKATIYA PROGRAMME IN TELANGANA STATE
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A study was conducted to know the profile of the farmers under Mission Kakatiya programme. Telangana state wasÂ selected purposively, two districts (Karimnagar and Kamareddy) from Northern Telangana zone, Mahabubnagar and NalgondaÂ from Southern Telangana zone and Siddipet and Badradri Kotthagudem from Central Telanganaa zone) were selected purposively
from each zone. From each district two tanks (one from beneficiary village and one from non-beneficiary village) were selected.Â A total of 360 (180 beneficiary farmers and 180 non-beneficiary farmers) farmers from 12 tanks were considered as sample forÂ the study. Profile characteristics viz. age, education, farm size, farming experience, extension contact, information seekingÂ behavior, mass media exposure, empathy, socio â€“ politico participation, scientific orientation, economic motivation, achievement
motivation and extent of participation in tank irrigation management were selected for the study. Experimental research designÂ was followed. Majority of the beneficiary farmers belonged to categories of middle age (55.00%), primary school educationÂ (40.56%), Small farm size (38.34%), medium level of farming experience (50.00%), extension contact (45.56%), informationÂ seeking behaviour (51.67%), mass media exposure (48.33%), empathy (42.78%), socio-politico-participation(49.44%), scientificÂ orientation (54.44%), economic orientation(47.78%), achievement motivation (43.89%) and Extent of participation in tank irrigation
management(53.33%). With respect to non â€“ beneficiaries, majority of the farmers belonged to categories of middle age (52.78%),Â primary school education (35.56%), small farm size (43.89%), medium level of farming experience (44.44%), extension contactÂ (50.00%), information seeking behaviour (44.45%), mass media exposure (45.56%), socio-politico-participation (45.56%), scientificÂ orientation (43.89%), economic orientation (43.33%) and achievement motivation(38.88%) and low level of empathy (45.00%)Â and extent of participation in tank irrigation management(43.33%).