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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1149-1157

Constraints Faced by Farmers Practicing Organic Farming in Hill Region of Uttarakhand, India
Rifat Haneef1*, Gyanendra Sharma1 and Taufiq Ahmad2
1Department of Agricultural Communication, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agricultural & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
2College of Forestry, VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

Many farmers in the country have only vague ideas about organic farming and its advantages as against the conventional farming methods. The present study was carried out in Uttarakhand state. Two districts namely, Rudraprayag from Garhwal region and Nainital from Kumaon region were selected purposively as the locale for the proposed study. In Rudraprayag district one block i.e. Jakholi was selected through simple random sampling and in Nainital district Betalghat block was selected purposively as it is the only block in the district declared as organic. Four villages from each selected block were selected through simple random sampling. From the eight villages, the respondents were selected by using the PPS (Probability Proportional to Size) sampling method. Thus, a total sample of 200 respondents was selected for the purpose of the present study. On the basis of mean score, economic constraints in the order of severity were initial low price for the organic produce (2.89), initial yield loss (2.76), inadequate availability of credit (2.33), higher cost involved in the certification charges (1.97) and inadequate subsidies for organic cultivation of crops (1.88), infrastructural constraints in the order of severity were lack of training institutions (1.93), lack of indigenous certification agencies (1.81) and lack of specialized institutes for doing research on organic farming (1.70).

Keywords: Constraints, Organic, Farming, Farmers, Mean score

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Rifat Haneef, Gyanendra Sharma and Taufiq Ahmad. 2019. Constraints Faced by Farmers Practicing Organic Farming in Hill Region of Uttarakhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1149-1157. doi:
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