Boro Rice Cultivation and Productivity
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Training is a critical input for the rapid transfer of agricultural technology to the user. It aims at helping each individual by way of increased knowledge improved skill and changed attitude enabling him to perform his job with better consequences. There is already a wide gap between the transferable technology and transferred technology as far as the main beneficiaries are concerned. The farmers of lower socio-economic status and of less education having less knowledge about modern agricultural technologies can be well equipped through effective training programmes. Boro rice has a high production potential of 7.5-8.9 tonnes ha with the possibilities of further increase under better management. Its cultivation is increasing not only in Bihar but in other states also. The strategy for transfer of technology of new innovation of boro rice over the year has not proved to be successful because of gaps in the field application of technology. Farmers need and preferences have remained still un-explored. It needed the training programme tailored to the needs and problems of farmers to be organized to improve their agricultural productivity.
Objective of the Study The present study has planned to convert the available boro rice technology into production accomplishments with the following objectives 1. To identify agro-economic, socio-psychological and communicational characteristics of boro rice growing farmers. 2. To assess the training needs in respect of scientific boro rice production as perceived by farmers. 3. To find out the association of the training needs with certain selected agro-economic, sociopsychological and communicational variables. 4. To seek the opinion of farmers in respect of different components of training programme. 5. To develop training strategy for different categories of farmers for increasing boro rice production. Methodology Madhubani district of North Bihar was purposely selected for this study. Two blocks namely Madhepur and Lakhnaur were purposively selected. A total of 200 boro rice growing farmers belonging to marginal, small and medium categories were selected for the study on the basis of probability proportionate to the number of farm families under each category. Summary and Findings