Vol. 11 No. 1
Analysing the factors contributing towards technological gap of scientific rice cultivation in west Garo Hills district of Meghalaya
Abstract: The study was undertaken in Tikirkilla block and Selsella block of West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya, during April 2012 to June 2012, to identify and measure the technological gap in scientific rice cultivation, and to determine the different factors influencing farmers’technological gap in scientific rice cultivation. Purposive and simple random sampling methods were followed to select the respondents in the study area. Total hundred respondents were selected to represent the sample for the study. The data were collected with the help of semi- structured interview schedule through personal interview method. The collected data were processed into the statistical tools like frequency, percentage, ranking, correlation and regression analyses. The outcome of the study reported that variables namely education, family size, material possession, market orientation and personal localite had shown the significant regressional effect on technological gap. Further, the study highlighted that 87 per cent of the farmers in the area of study had medium technological gap and 13 per cent of the farmers had low technological gap in the recommended package of practices in rice cultivation.
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