Vol. 15 No. 2
Diagnosis on strengths and threats of mango in the context of Bihar : A case study
Author(s): K.V. VIJAY, S. M. RAHAMAN, M. K. WADHWANI, S. KUMARI, M. KUMARI, S. KUMAR, F. HOMA, S. SENGUPTA AND S.L. BAIRWA
Abstract: The present study has been attempted to explore the reasons of growing mango in the study area and to identify the constrained faced by the sample mango growers. Ninety mango farmers were personally interviewed from six villages of Bhagalpur district of Bihar following multi-stage sampling technique. Garrett’s ranking technique was employed for prioritizing the reasons as well as constraints of mango growing. The study area was predominated by marginal (32.22%) and small farmers (48.89%) followed by semi-medium farmers (18.89 %). The respondents were very keen to grow because of the magnitude yield of immediate net return generating capacity of the crop (Garrett score 75.16). Among the major problems faced by the mango growers, post harvest losses ranked first with Garrett score 73.81 followed by the heavy incidence of pests and diseases (71.94). Fruit drop, irregular bearing habit of mango plants, Lack of storage facilities, high cost of transportation, price fluctuation, lack of technical guidance, lack of proper and timely market information etc. were the other problems associated with mango production in the study area.
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