Year: 2021 | Month: June | Volume 10 | Issue 2
Socio-economic Status of Vegetable Growers in Jammu Region of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory
The present study attempts to identify the socio-economic profile of vegetable farmers of Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir UT. The study was conducted in ten blocks of Jammu district. Data for the study was collected from a sample of 240 vegetable growers. The findings of the study reveal that, the 21.25% of the vegetable farmers were illiterate and 78.75 % were literate. Out of which maximum number of farmers have attend the education up to middle school 22.91 per cent. Among the sample about 65.83 per cent of farmers were marginal having less than 1 hectare land. As far as fixed resource structure is concerned, tractor constitute the highest overall average percentage 94.04 per cent with a value of ` 193542.00 while least percentage 0.31 per cent share was observed in knap sack sprayer with a value of ` 653.00. The study revealed that the livestock resource structure of the sampled vegetable firms shows the highest value in cow. The socio-economic status of the farmers can be improved by imparting technical knowledge/ training to vegetable farmers, increasing their education level and increasing their social participation.
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