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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1782-1789
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.204


Factors Influencing the Extent of Technological Gap in Adoption of Scientific Practices of Tea Cultivation by Small Tea Growers of Assam
S. Parasar1, P. K. Das2, I. Barman2*, S. Sultana3, S. Barman4, S.D. Deka5, N. Baruah6 and R. Islam7
1ATM, ATMA, DAO Office, Jorhat, Assam, India
2Department of Extension Education
5Department of Agril. Statistics
7Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Biswanath College of Agriculture, AAU, Assam, India
3APART, AAU, Jorhat, India
4Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, AAU, Assam
6AICRPDA, AAU, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in Sonitpur and Biswanath districts of Assam with 100 Small Tea Growers to identify the factors influencing the extent of technological gap in adoption of scientific practices of tea cultivation by small tea growers. An analysis of the small tea production system is the quite important to the subject of development of the small tea growers as well as improving the productivity tea on small holdings. It was found that majority of the respondents (71.00%) had medium overall technological gap in adoption of scientific practices of tea cultivation followed by 17.00 per cent respondents with low overall technological gap. The findings also revealed that practice wise maximum average technological gap was found in adoption of Doses of YTD mixture (70.90%) followed by Size of planting pit and Number of ploughing and harrowing with average technological gap scores being 61.71% and 57.21% respectively. The findings of correlation analysis revealed that variables viz. area under tea, management orientation, risk bearing ability, decision making ability, scientific orientation, exposure to training, knowledge level on scientific practices of tea cultivation, family type, economic motivation and working capital availability for tea cultivation had negative and significant relationship with extent of technological gap. So, there is a need for extension agencies and other concerned departments to positively manipulate these crucial factors in order to bridge the technological gap in adoption of scientific practices of tea cultivation by the small tea growers. The variables which were significantly correlated with the extent of technological gap in scientific practices of tea cultivation were further considered for multiple regression where the value of R2 (0.5466) indicated that 10 independent variables could explain 54.66% of the variation in the extent of technological gap in adoption of scientific practices of tea cultivation by the small tea growers.


Keywords: Technological gap, Factor, Small TEA GROWERS (STG), Assam
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Parasar, S., P. K. Das, I. Barman, S. Sultana, S. Barman, S.D. Deka, N. Baruah and Islam, R. 2020. Factors Influencing the Extent of Technological Gap in Adoption of Scientific Practices of Tea Cultivation by Small Tea Growers of Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1782-1789. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.204