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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 296-300
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.039


Information Seeking Behaviours of the Progressive Farmers
Namita Kumari* and Indira Bishnoi
Department of Home Science, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agriculture is the most important sector of Indian Economy. Indian agriculture sector accounts for 18 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) and provides employment to 50% of the countries workforce. Bihar is the 13th largest state of India, in present status of agriculture in Bihar is continuously improved and provides ample supply of raw materials for the establishment of agro based industries. Agricultural growth in the state is supported by institutional infrastructure of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University, Pusa (Samastipur) and its network of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR eastern zone complex at Patna, National Research Centers for Litchi, Makhana and pan. Small Farmer’s Agri-business Consortium (SFAC) and agricultural technology management agency (ATMA) are others institutions supporting agricultural growth in the state. It was observed from the study that majority of the progressive farmers get information from Professional sources that is scientist of Agriculture University/ KVK i.e. 71.42 per cent, 28.57 per cent progressive farmers gained information from agriculture officers of government of Bihar /ATMA, 21.42 per cent progressive farmers gained information from contact with agro service centre, 11.42 per cent farmers were gained information from scientist from ICAR institutions and 10 per cent progressive farmers gained information from NGO & SHGs. And from informal sources, 50 per cent farmers gained information through different training programme, 31.48 per cent farmers gained information through discussion with other progressive farmers and 17.14 percent farmers gained information through field trip/ tours/ campaign. It depicts that from the source of Mass contact, majority of the progressive farmers gained information from agri- Exhibition/ Kisan Mela i.e. 35.71 per cent, 15.71 per cent progressive farmers were gained information from television, 11.42 per cent progressive farmers were gained information from news paper, 8.57 per cent progressive farmers were gained information from agri- magazines and no anyone gained information from radio. And only 17.14 per cent progressive farmers gained information from internet based source. It depicts from the table no. 2, behaviours of progressive farmers of information gained on the basis of duration. The table 2 clearly shows that majority of farmers gained information occasionally i.e. 42.86 per cent, followed by 34.28 per cent progressive farmers were gained information frequently and 22.86 per cent of progressive farmers were gained information never.


Keywords: Progressive Farmers, Information, Behaviours
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Namita Kumari and Indira Bishnoi. 2020. Information Seeking Behaviours of the Progressive Farmers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 296-300. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.039