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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2198-2201
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.264


A Study on Problems and Needs of Rural Youths Practicing Farming in Jorhat district of Assam, India
Moromi Buragohain1*, Nagen Bordoloi1 and Inne Lego2
1Department of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-13, Assam, India
2Department of Extension Education, College of Post Graduate Studies, CAU, Meghalaya, India
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Abstract:

The study entitled “Problems and Needs of Rural Youths Practising Farming in Jorhat district of Assam” was carried out in Jorhat district of Assam with a total of 200 respondents using multistage purposive cum random sampling technique. The data were collected by means of personal interview and structured schedule during 25th Feb, 2016 - 3rd April, 2016. The findings revealed that the lack of proper knowledge in agriculture/technical know-how (87.00%) was expressed as the most serious problem followed by complex process of credit facilities (80.50%). Also problems of timely information/advice (77.00%), irrigation problem (67.00%) and lack of adequate fund (65.50%) were some of the major problems of rural youths in practising farming. Regarding needs promoting youth’s involvement in community decision making relating to agriculture development (99.00%) was mentioned as the most urgent need of rural youths followed by enhancing intensive network of extension agents for motivation and training of rural youths for agri preneurship development (98.00%). Also needs of adequate subsidy of loan for farm implements and inputs (97.50%), skills related to agriculture in using new technology (95.00%), availability of inputs in time (93.50%), improving access to amenities like electricity, irrigation etc. (93.00%) were some of the most important needs of the rural youths who are practising farming.


Keywords: Rural youths, Problems, Needs, Farming
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Moromi Buragohain, Nagen Bordoloi and Inne Lego. 2018. A Study on Problems and Needs of Rural Youths Practicing Farming in Jorhat district of Assam, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2198-2201. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.264