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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 2119-2125
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.258


Constraints Faced by Agriculture Farmers during Drought in Drought Prone Western Odisha
Devi Prasanna Swain1*, Arunasis Goswami1, Bhabesh Chandra Das2,
Debasis Ganguli1 and Bikash Santra1
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education,
WBUAFS, Kolkata, India
2Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, OUAT, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agriculture is severely affected by the irregular climate variations like drought, flood etc. and thus the farmers also have to face a phase of crisis during the period. The study was undertaken to recognize the major constraints faced by agriculture farmers in drought prone western Odisha. A total of 194 respondents engaged in agriculture farming as their primary occupation selected randomly from 3 district of western Odisha namely Balangir, Kalahandi and Nuapada by stratified random sampling. With several interactions with experts from different area ten most possible and relevant constraints and the farmers were questioned. As per their responses drought threatened household food security, erratic rainfall caused drought and subsequent loss of crops, distress sale of capital resources due to drought were ranked 1st , 2nd and 3rd constraints faced by the farmers whereas constraints like pest-attack and disease infestation in crops, reduction in household income, lack of irrigation facility brought in crop loss and low harvest, lack of inputs for alternate crops during and just after drought, inadequate storage facility to store the previous years’ produce, drought affected schooling of children, affected the social and psychological wellbeing where other constraints and they ranked from 4th to 10th respectively. The study revealed that farmers are not able to meet their household food requirement and thus drought affects the agriculture farmers severely.


Keywords: Drought, Odisha, Agriculture farmers, Constraints
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Devi Prasanna Swain, Arunasis Goswami, Bhabesh Chandra Das, Debasis Ganguli and Bikash Santra 2020. Constraints Faced by Agriculture Farmers during Drought in Drought Prone Western Odisha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 2119-2125. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.258