CONSTRAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS AS PERCEIVED BY THE RED GRAM FARMERS IN KARNATAKA STATE OF INDIA
An ex-post-facto research design was adopted to study the constraints faced by the Red gram farmers and theÂ probable suggestions provided by them to overcome the constraints. Data were collected from 150 farmers. Weighted meanÂ score (WMS) estimation of constraints showed that majority of the farmers faced problems with respect to labour shortage/costly wages, lack of technical guidance about cultivation and untimely, costly and poor quality inputs. However, frequencyÂ estimations of suggestions represented a requirement of effective labour policies and the provision of subsidized inputs toÂ overcome the above constraints.