Sunday, 30 March 2014

A STUDY ON SOCIO - ECONOMIC STATUS OF FARMERS PRACTICING ORGANIC FARMING IN EASTERN DRY ZONE OF KARNATAKA

ANANTHNAG. K, *MAHATAB ALI K M and VINAYA KUMAR H M
Volume No : 1,  Issue No : 2,  Published year : 2014, Category : Biological Sciences

Abstract:
        The study was conducted in Eastern Dry Zone (EDZ) of Karnataka state during the year 2010-11. From Eastern Dry Zone three districts, six taluks and 120 respondents were selected. Data was collected using structured schedule and Trivedi’s (1963) procedure was followed for quantifying Socio-economic status of farmers practicing organic farming. The data revealed that more than half of the respondents (51.67 per cent) were medium landholders, more than one-third of respondents had high school (38.33 per cent) education, nearly two third (65.00 per cent) of the respondents were having pakka house, Majority (66.67 per cent) of the respondents were belonged to OBC category, majority (95.00 per cent) of the farmers had small family (less than five members) and Cent percent of the respondents were following agriculture as their main occupation.

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