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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 1593-1604
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.184


Study of the Socio-economic Characteristics of BT Cotton Farmers in Beawer Area in Ajmer District of Rajasthan, India
Sanjiv Kumar1,2*, C.R. Bharodia1, Sarita Meena2 and Bhupendr Singh Tyagi2
1Post Graduate Institute of Agri-Business Management, Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh-362001, India
2Jagannath Agriculture University, Chaksu, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A survey was conducting during 2015 to study of the socio- economic characteristics of BT cotton farmers in Beawer area in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. According to this study the highest number of farmers (43) belonged to age group of 40 to 50 years, followed by 37 farmers belonged to the age group of below 40 years and 20 farmers belonged to the age group of above 50 years. The majority of farmers i.e., 49 were medium farmers, followed by 29 farmers were large farmers, 22 farmers were small farmers. In the study area, 92 farmers were married and remaining 8 farmers were unmarried. The majority of farmers i.e., 61 had the education up to higher secondary level, followed by 15 farmers that were illiterate, 13 farmers were up to primary level and only 11 farmers were graduates. The 63 farmers were used to live in nuclear family and 37 farmers used to live in joint family. The highest number of farmers (62) had 2 to 5 members in their family, followed by 24 farmers had above 5 family members in the family and 14 per cent farmers had 2 members in the family. The majority of farmers i.e., 55 farmers belonged to the income range between to Rs. 60,000 to 100000, followed by 31 farmers belonged up to Rs. 60,000 and only 14 farmers belonged above Rs. 1,00,000. The majority of farmers i.e., 55 farmers were from Other Backward Class (OBC), followed by 28 farmers were belonged to other categories like Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST) and only 17 farmers were belonged to open category. This study helps companies to decide pricing policy for BT cotton.


Keywords: BT cotton farmers, Socio- economic characteristics, Pricing policy
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Sanjiv Kumar, C.R. Bharodia, Sarita Meena and BhupendrSingh Tyagi. 2019. Study of the Socio- economic Characteristics of BT Cotton Farmers in Beawer Area in Ajmer District of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 1593-1604. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.184