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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 6-12
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.002


Sociological Status of Onion Growing Farmers in Akola District of Maharashtra, India
Sudarshan C. Awatade1*, Anindita Saha1 and Digvijay S. Dhakre2
1Department of Agricultural Extension
2Department of Agricultural Economic and Agricultural Statistics, Palli Shiksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal-731236, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in Akola district of Maharashtra, collecting data from 120 onion growers using structured interview schedule. Randomly 24 onion growing farmers were selected from each selected five villages constituted a sample size of 120 farmers. The majority of the respondents (70.83%) found to be middle age group (between 37 to 56 years) with the majority of OBC caste (59.17%) of the selected onion growers, most of the selected farmers (71.67%) were having middle level of education. The mainstream of the respondents were having (78.33%) medium size of family (3-8) members and most of the respondents (89.16%) are having only agriculture as an occupation. Where, majority of the respondents (75.83%) were having 8 to 19 years’ experience in onion farming. But, it is quite obvious that 85% of respondents were not associated with any organization by any way of membership and involvement. Most of the respondents (75.84%) were found having medium (1-5 ha) size of farm where (61.67%) of respondents were having their income in the medium range between Rs. 50,000 to 1,00,000 and 66.67% of the respondents belonged to medium average annual yield category. In this context, extension services can be consider as remarkable factor for enhancing productivity and making farmers self-sufficient in farming by providing need based information.


Keywords: Onion, Akola, Maharashtra, Respondents
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Sudarshan C. Awatade, Anindita Saha and Digvijay S. Dhakre. 2018. Sociological Status of Onion Growing Farmers in Akola District of Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 6-12. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.002