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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 3459-3465
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.407


Role Perception of Farm Facilitators under Bhoochetana Programme of KSDA in Chickballapur District of Karnataka
Tanweer Ahmed1*, B.K. Narayana Swamy1 and N. Rajanna2
1Department of Agricultural Extension, GKVK, UAS, Bengaluru – 560065, Karnataka, India
2ATIC, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
 
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out in Chickballapur district covering six taluks viz., Bagepalli, Chickballapur, Chintamani, Gudibande Gowribidanur and Siddlaghatta to assess the role perception of farm facilitators under Bhoochetana Programme. A total number of 90 farm facilitators were interviewed for the purpose. The results revealed that about 42.00 per cent of farm facilitators belonged to average role perception category followed by 31.00 per cent belonged to better role perception category and 27.00 per cent of farm facilitators belonged to poor role perception category. Among the different facilitation roles, the facilitation role that was perceived better by the farm facilitators was organizing village level meetings and training programmes under the guidance of KSDA/ ICRISAT scientists, while poorly perceived facilitation as role in water, soil and nutrient management. The five best perceived items of the facilitation roles as indicated by the overall rank were (i) To provide information about improved varieties, seed treatment, composting etc, (ii) Motivating the farmers to attend programme/ training on particular crop, organized by Karnataka State Department of Agriculture (KSDA)/ ICRISAT, (iii) Providing information about improved agricultural practices, (iv) Arranging the field days and field visits under the guidance of KSDA/ ICRISAT Scientists, (v) Helping the farmers in getting the fertilizers and soil amendments from Raita Samparka Kendra. The five least perceived items by the farm facilitators happened to be (i) To provide information on INM, (ii) To send report of soil testing to claim financial assistance from RSK, (iii) To provide information on water conservation practices, (iv) Recording the problems encountered in identified village, (v) To conduct demonstrations on importance of micronutrients and their effect on yield differentiation.


Keywords: Bhoochetana. Role perception, ICRISAT, Farm facilitators
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Tanweer Ahmed, B.K. Narayana Swamy and Rajanna, N. 2018. Role Perception of Farm Facilitators under Bhoochetana Programme of KSDA in Chickballapur District of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 3459-3465. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.407