International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2022)
Socio-economic characteristics of tribal farmers vis-à-vis perception about advantages of millets cultivation in hilly area, India
Author(s): Rajendra R Chapke, Bharat and VA Tonapi
Abstract: In hilly and tribal area, millets are major source of livelihood and are intensively cultivated by mostly resource-poor farmers for their food and income in the country. However, the millets production is governed by several factors like socio-personal, agro-economical, assets possessions and family background vis-à-vis advantages of millets cultivation. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered in 100 households to study the various factors vis-à-vis advantages of millets cultivation in five villages of Kolli Hills in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu state, India. Results revealed that majority of the farmers were of lower socio-economic profile like majority of male farmers (69%) were head of the family whereas, 31 per cent were women, (67%) had owned land between 1.6- 3 ha, 34 per cent of them do not had mobile phone, 86% were availing credit from public organizations only 52% had rich experience of more than 10 years in millet cultivation, 55% had medium income between Rs. 45,583-73,650/- annually and 74% had low level of decision-making ability which was mostly dominated by men. Overall, 82 per cent of the respondents had medium to low perception about advantages of millets cultivation. It was also revealed that the farmers who used mass media regularly, had more education and usage of credit sources played significant role in perceiving advantages of millets cultivation.
Pages: 39-45 | 113 Views 7 Downloads
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Rajendra R Chapke, Bharat, VA Tonapi. Socio-economic characteristics of tribal farmers vis-à-vis perception about advantages of millets cultivation in hilly area, India. Int J Chem Stud 2022;10(2):39-45.