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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 625-632
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.074


Knowledge Index of Women Goat Farmers in Various Aspirational Districts of Niti-Ayog in West Bengal, India
Bikash Santra, A. Goswami, K. C. Dhara, Sukanta Biswasand Devi Prasanna Swain
Dept. of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, W.B. University of Animal & Fishery Science, Kolkata-37, W.B., India
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Abstract:

The Goat farming is a significant contributor in rural economy and plays vital role to raise socio-economic status of the rural people especially to women folk. The Study was conducted on knowledge index of women goat farmers in purposively selected 05 nos. of aspiration districts, of NITI Aayog, GOI in W.B. A sample of 50 nos. of women goat farmers were randomly selected as respondents from each one block of each district with total sample size of 250 nos. for the present study. The collected data were compiled and analysed statistically with the help of pre-tested structured interview schedule for better interpretation of the findings of the study. The study explored that, improved technology for scientific goat rearing is essential for economic gain of stakeholders and farmers having land particularly agriculture land more than 2 acre and economically solvent were more knowledge score on goat rearing in the functional area. The Majority of Muslim community women goat farmer engaged as labour by occupation and nuclear family were having less knowledge on improved goat farming practices. The knowledge level about goat farming among these farm women need to be assessed for formulation of effective work plan in making sustainable livelihood, which is a promising endeavour in the aspirational districts of the state of West Bengal, India.


Keywords: Women, Goat farming, Knowledge, Aspirational, Index, farmers
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Bikash Santra, A. Goswami, K. C. Dhara, Sukanta Biswas and Devi Prasanna Swain. 2020. Knowledge Index of Women Goat Farmers in Various Aspirational Districts of Niti-Ayog in West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 625-632. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.074