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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 612-617

Socio Economics Characteristics of Maize Growers in Marathwada Region of Maharashtra State, India
R. F. Thombre1*, K. V. Deshmukh2, R. V. Chavan3 and S. S. More4
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture Parbhani,
VNMKV, Parbhani – 431 402 (MS), India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was undertaken with a view to study the socio economic characteristics of maize growers in Marathwada Region of Maharashtra. The study was administered by selecting a sample of 180 respondents from 12 villages. Multistage sampling design was used in selection of district, taluka, village and maize growers. Relevant data on various aspects of socio economic status were illuminated using a pretested structured schedule and through personal interview method. Results revealed that 38.33 per cent of growers were of middle age, and the young and old group farmers were 31.11 per cent and 30.56 per cent respectively. With respect to educational level, higher secondary level was dominating with 28.33 per cent followed by secondary level education with 26.67 per cent. About 46.67 per cent of growers belonged to medium family size. In respect of occupational level of maize growers, most of farmers belonged to agriculture that was 82.22 per cent. The operational land holding of medium group was found to be maximum having 46.67 per cent and 70.00 per cent farmers have one bullock pair. The average number of livestock rearing of maize growers was 1.74 with 112.64 per cent coefficient of variation.

Keywords: maize growers Multistage sampling young and old group farmers

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Thombre. R. F., K. V. Deshmukh, R. V. Chavan and More. S. S. 2020. Socio Economics Characteristics of Maize Growers in Marathwada Region of Maharashtra State, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 612-617. doi:
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