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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1106-1113
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.138


Problems Perceived by Livestock Farmers in Utilization of Livestock Extension Services of Animal Husbandry Department in Jammu District of Jammu & Kashmir, India
Avinash Neeraj* and Pranav Kumar
Division of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, R. S. Pura, SKUAST-Jammu (J & K), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study examines the problems of livestock farmers in accessing the livestock extension services of Animal Husbandry department of Jammu district of J & K state. The data was collected from 12 randomly selected villages in 4 blocks of Jammu district. 10 livestock farmers from each village and five Veterinary Assistant Surgeons (VASs) from each blocks selected making a total of 120 livestock farmers and 20 Veterinary Assistant Surgeons (VASs) i.e., field level functionaries of department of Animal Husbandry, Jammu. Socio-personal and socio economic profile of the respondents reveals that majority of the livestock farmers were old aged (59.17 %), illiterate (35.83 %) belongs to nuclear family (70%) and land holding less than 5 acres (60%). Major ‘serious’ problems faced by the livestock farmers were ‘Non-availability of round the clock extension advisory services by State Department of Animal Husbandry’. Problems faced by VASs in performing extension activities were Lack of sufficient infrastructure facilities for conducting extension activities’, ‘negligible budget allotment for carrying out regular extension activities’ etc. The study concludes that role of extension delivery system of Animal Husbandry Department, Jammu of J& K state needs improvement and could be changed, modified and boosted up by effective policy making.


Keywords: Problems, SDAH, Livestock extension services, Livestock farmers, VASs
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Avinash Neeraj and Pranav Kumar. 2018. Problems Perceived by Livestock Farmers in Utilization of Livestock Extension Services of Animal Husbandry Department in Jammu District of Jammu & Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1106-1113. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.138