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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 2858-2865

Information Needs of Buffalo Farmers in Haryana
Kamal Kumar1*, Mahesh Chander1, V. B. Dixit3, Hema Tripathi3, D.Bardhanand Medhram Verma2
1Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh (India)
2Division of Livestock Economics and Statistics, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh (India)
3Central Institute for Research on Buffalo, Hisar, Haryana (India)
*Corresponding author

The present study was carried out in Haryana, farmers with at least one adult female buffalo were selected randomly to arrive at a total sample size of 120 farmers. An ex-post facto research design was used in the present study. The responses for information needs of the buffalo farmers were retrieved on three point scale viz. most needed, needed and not needed. More than half (56.70%) of the respondents fell in the medium information needs category while 22.50 per cent had low information need whereas 20.80 per cent were in high information needs category. The most important perceived information needs of the farmers included feeding, breeding, healthcare, market, farm credit and management. Information needs regarding feeding was ranked first as revealed by mean score (2.97) followed by breeding (2.82), healthcare (2.81), market (2.70), farm credit (2.49) and management (2.09) and were ranked second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Keywords: Information needs, Buffalo farmers, Haryana, Breeding, Feeding, Healthcare

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Kamal Kumar, Mahesh Chander, V. B. Dixit, Hema Tripathi, D. Bardhan and Medhram Verma 2020. Information Needs of Buffalo Farmers in Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2858-2865. doi:
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