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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 4035-4040

Measuring Socio-economic Profile of Farmers to Climate Change in Uttarakhand, India
Rupan Raghuvanshi*, M.A. Ansari and Amita Yadav
Department of Agricultural Communication, College of Agriculture G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand (263145), India
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Climate change is important emerging issue in the field of agriculture. So it is important to study the socio-economic characteristics of farmers before designing any adaptation and mitigation programmes for the farmers. Hence a study was conducted in the Garhwal and Kumaon region of Uttarakhand to investigate the socio-economic profile of farmers. Primary data was collected through semi structured interview schedule using a sample of 200 farmers selected from four districts. Data was analysed through frequency, range and percentage. It was found that majority of farmers were middle aged, posses small landholding, educated up to high school and had income between 5001- 9999. It was also found that maximum no. of farmers had Individual drinking water facility along with pakka drainage and Individual sanitary toilet with water facility. It was also found that more than half of the respondents do not have any official position in the society.

Keywords: Climate change, Socio-economic profile, Farmers

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Rupan Raghuvanshi, M.A. Ansari and Amita Yadav. 2018. Measuring Socio-economic Profile of Farmers to Climate Change in Uttarakhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 4035-4040. doi:
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