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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1336-1343

Information Source Utilization Pattern of Rainfed Ground Nut Growers in Ananthapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India
T. Ramu Kumar1* and E. Ravi Goud2
1Sri Krishnadevaraya College of Agricultural Sciences, Ananthapuramu-515002, Andhra Pradesh, India
2SBVR Agricultural College, Badvel, kadapa-516227, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh to study the profile characteristics and Information Source Utilization Pattern of rain fed groundnut farmers. Ananathapur farmers are largely dependent on drought-prone, rain-fed agriculture; and mostly a single crop of groundnut is sown in about 8 lakh ha under such harsh and agro climatic conditions. Of its geographical area of 19, 13,000 ha, (largest in AP) 10, 00,000 ha are rain-fed. The present state of A.P has totally about 40 lakh ha under rain fed cultivation and 25% of it is in Ananathapur district. Only about 1, 08,000 ha are irrigated, that too mostly through undependable ground water fed tube wells. This is the only drought-prone district with a meager 10% of cultivated area under irrigation and a large 90% under rainfed farming. Main objective of present study was to bring out the profile characteristics and extent of use of different information sources by the rainfed ground nut farmers. Respondents were entirely rain fed groundnut farmers selected by using simple random sampling technique. Quantitative data were collected by using predesigned interview schedule The study revealed that the majority of the respondents were middle aged (65%), primary school educated (55.33%), marginal farmers (46.67%), had medium farming experience (70%), had low annual income (41.67%), medium cosmopoliteness (63.33%), medium social participation (77.50%), medium innovativeness (40%), medium scientific orientation (43.33%), medium mass media exposure (57.50%), medium extension contact (41.67%) medium risk orientation (53.33%), and medium management orientation (56.67%). Whereas majority of the respondents used friends, neighbors, progressive farmers and input dealers as localite source, agricultural scientists, Mandal Agricultural officer, Agricultural Extension officer and agricultural research stations as cosmopolite sources and Television and farm journals as mass media sources of information for seeking farm information on rainfed groundnut farming.

Keywords: Profile Characteristics, Information source utilization, dry land farmers, package of practices, frequency of information

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Ramu Kumar T. and Ravi Goud E. 2018. Information Source Utilization Pattern of Rainfed Ground Nut Growers in Ananthapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1336-1343. doi:
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