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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 560-568
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.063


Evaluation of Training Programmes on Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Conducted by KVK, Barpeta and Constraints Perceived by Mushroom Growers in Barpeta District of Assam, India
G.K. Upamanya1*, Haridra Sarma2, P.D. Barman3 and A.K. Deka3
1Department of Plant Pathology, SCS College of Agriculture, AAU, Dhubri, India
2Department of Extension Education, B.N. College of Agriculture,
AAU, Biswanath Chariali, India
3Krishi Vigyan Kendra, AAU, Barpeta, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The key role played by Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) of India in popularizing oyster mushroom cultivation technology among the rural youths through training and demonstration programmes has been widely appreciated. Evaluation of outcome and efficacy of the training and demonstration programmes conducted by KVKs are necessary to keep the method of transfer of technology in right track. The present study was undertaken to find out the impact of training and demonstration programme conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Barpeta. A complete list of 300 participants was randomly prepared who had undergone the training and demonstration on oyster mushroom production from 2009-10 to 2016-17. The reasons for participating in training and demonstration programme at KVK were studied based on the stated reasons of the respondents, and found that 82.33% of the respondents were interested to know the mushroom cultivation technology for additional source of income. In another study to assess the gain in knowledge after training and demonstration programmes with 60 numbers of respondents out of listed participants, it was observed that pre-training knowledge score was not much satisfactory (50% of the respondents had low level of knowledge).  However, the knowledge score gained by respondents after training was more satisfactory in all aspects (58.33% had medium and 48.67% had high level of knowledge). The socio economic factors of the participants viz. Education level played a significant positive role on the knowledge gain of the participants. The study on the constraints faced by the 60 numbers of adopters indicated that lack of supply of mushroom spawn was the major constraint faced by 91.67% of the adopters followed by lack of financial assistance from bank or other financial institutions for mushroom entrepreneurs (81.67%).


Keywords: Oyster mushroom, Training, Demonstration, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Knowledge
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Upamanya, G.K., Haridra Sarma, P.D. Barman and Deka, A.K. 2020. Evaluation of Training Programmes on Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Conducted by KVK, Barpeta and Constraints Perceived by Mushroom Growers in Barpeta District of Assam, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 560-568. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.063