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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1475-1483
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.172


Sociological Analysis of the Farmers Adopting Plant Protection Technique in West Bengal, India
Milan Pahari*, J.W. Haobijam and S.D. Mukhopadhyay
Department of Agricultural Extension Education, P.S.B, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan (West Bengal), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted with the objective to study the sociological characteristics of farmers adopting plant protection technique in West Bengal. This study was conducted on 120 farmersin 12villages from 3 blocks of Paschim Medinipur district viz. Suttchara, Gogram, Mundumari and Bajpur villages from Pingla block, Chakbadalpur, Banhola, Nandapura and khunkhunya villages from Sabang block and Tutranga, Tulya Chak, Barkhabad, Baicha villages from Narayangarh block. It was aimed to analyses the sociological characteristics of the widespread practice of farmers adopting plant protection technique in West Bengal. The study was undertaken during August 2017 to December 17 and the data pertain of the year 2017. In the present study, data was generated through a sample survey of farmers by personal interview method using pretesting well-structured interview schedule. Simple random sampling method was adopted for selecting the respondents. The finding of the study reported that thee farmers engaged in plant protection techniques have the following parameters with majority of age group showing 41-55 years (55.83%), general category (45%), education for respondent high school (41.67%), education for family as high school (51.67%), family size as 3-4 members (47.5%), landholding upto 1 acre (72.50%), housing type as brick house (42.50%), production on Kharif season as less than 30 quintal (65.83%) and Boro season as less than 30 quintal (51.67%), primary occupation (100%), secondary occupation as no occupation (36.67%), annual income Rs.50001-100000 (44.17%), agricultural implementation as below 10000 index (95.83%), cosmopoliteness as 26-50 index (57.50%), media exposure 51-75 index (36.67%) and social participation as 0-25 index (63.33%). The study concluded that understanding the sociological character of the farmers will help in making the concern agents and department to closely work with the farmers and develop improve technics to improve their practice.


Keywords: Sociological characteristics, Plant protection technique, Pretesting, Cosmopoliteness, Parameters
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Milan Pahari, J.W. Haobijam and Mukhopadhyay, S.D. 2019. Title: Sociological Analysis of the Farmers Adopting Plant Protection Technique in West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1475-1483. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.172