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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1652-1659
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.192


Socio-Economic Correlates and Information Sources utilization by Paddy Farmers in Bishnupur District, Manipur, India
Bidyapati Thangjam and Kaushal Kumar Jha*
Department of Agricultural Extension, Nagaland University: SASRD,Medziphema, Nagaland, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Paddy is the principle food crop in North-Eastern region of India. Paddy is an important cultivated crop in the state of Manipur, which is the single largest source of livelihood of about 70 per cent of the population of the state. It is the most cultivated crop in Bishnupur district of Manipur with a cultivated area of 31.48 thousands ha having an average yield of 3.6 MT/ha. Agricultural information influences agricultural productivity in a variety of ways. Agricultural productivity can be improved by relevant, reliable and useful information and knowledge. The present study was undertaken to investigate the use of agricultural information sources and services by farmers for improving the productivity of paddy in the Bishnupur district of Manipur. Under Bishnupur district Moirang block and Bishnupur block were selected and two villages predominant in growing paddy among all paddy growing villages in each of these blocks were selected randomly. From each village 20 farmers were randomly selected making a sample size of 80 respondents. Findings revealed that majority of the paddy farmers were male who belonged to middle age group, had marginal land holding size, medium level of knowledge and attitude towards improved paddy cultivation. Major information sources utilized by the farmers included Radio, TV, newspaper, progressive farmers, VLW and friends. Analysis revealed that the variables education, land holding size, area under paddy crop, annual income, income from paddy crop, training exposure and social participation were found positive and highly significant when correlated with the utilisation pattern of information sources by the paddy farmers. The study concluded that variables found significant should be taken into cognizance for selecting the paddy farmers for appropriate training with regards to improved paddy cultivation technology thereby increasing the productivity of paddy and prosperity of the farmers in the state of Manipur.


Keywords: Paddy, Information sources, Farmers, Bishnupur, Manipur
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Bidyapati Thangjam and Kaushal Kumar Jha. 2019. Socio-Economic Correlates and Information Sources utilization by Paddy Farmers in Bishnupur District, Manipur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1652-1659. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.192