PROFILE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESPONDENTS SELECTED TO STUDY THE RASTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA PROGARMME IN TELANGANA STATE
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A study was conducted to know the profile characteristics of the respondents selected to study the RKVY programme inÂ Telangana state. Three districts were selected randomly i.e Adilabad district from Northern Telangana Zone, MahaboobnagarÂ district form Southern Telangana Zone and Warangal urban district from Central Telangana Zone. From each district 80 respondents
from agriculture and allied sectors were selected. A total of 240 respondents selected randomly. Profile characteristics selected forÂ the study are age, education, farm size, farming experience, trainings received, extension contact, information seeking behaviour,Â farm mechanization status, risk orientation, innovativeness, socio political participation, achievement motivation and subsidyÂ orientation. Exploratory research design was followed in the study, Majority of the respondents had middle age (55.00%),
educated upto primary school (46.25%), had small farm size (37.92%), possessed medium farming experience (45.41%), receivedÂ medium level of training (40.41%), had medium level of extension contact (52.50%), information seeking behaviour (40.42%), farmÂ mechanization status (53.34%), risk orientation (59.58%), achievement motivation (41.66%), high level of innovativeness (52.09%),Â subsidy orientation (47.08%) and had low level of socio-political participation (45.00%).