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Training Need Assessment of Pulse Growers in Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh

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Rajeev Ranjan Patel 2020. Training Need Assessment of Pulse Growers in Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh. M.Sc. Thesis. 115p.
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2020-10-26
Mishra, Dheeraj
Banda University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda-210001, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Training Need Assessment of Pulse Growers in Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh
Agricultural Extension
M.Sc

Region of Uttar Pradesh The present study was conducted to assess the training needs of pulse growers. The research was framed with Ex-post facto design. The study was carried out in 10 villages randomly selected from two blocks of Banda district where pulse was the major crop. A sample of 120 farmers was randomly selected from selected villages. A semi structured interview schedule was administered for data collection through a personal interview method. Further, the data was analyzed by using appropriate statistical methods. It was observed that the majority of pulse growers were male, middle aged, possessed medium level of education and having joint and large family. Majority of respondents had kaccha house, small land holdings and farming as a sole profession. The average annual income of majority of pulse growers was recorded between Rs. 60,001/- to Rs. 1,50,000/-. The study reveals that the social participation of pulse growers is very low, while extension contact was found as medium level. Majority of pulse growers exhibited medium level of mass media exposures and scientific orientation. Study shows that majority of the pulse growers had not attended any type of training programme. Training needs of the majority of the pulse growers were reported under medium level. Training on plant protection, post-harvest management, marketing management, nutrient management, seed & sowing method and harvesting were identified and placed in higher preferences by the pulse growers. Age and farming experiences were found negative and significantly correlated with training needs, while education, land holdings, material possession, social participation, extension contact, mass media exposures and scientific orientation were positive and significantly correlated with training need of farmers. The majority of the respondents favoured non-institutional training. The pulse growers suggested that training programmes should be conducted during the months of September and October. Duration of 2-3 days was found appropriate for such training programmes. The findings of the study may act as a guideline document for redesigning the effective training programmes on pulse production technology.

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