Vol. 8 No. 1
A micro-level study on farmers approach towards jute cultivation in some selected areas of Nadia district of West Bengal, India
Author(s): T. K. MANDAL,S. N. PANCHABHAI, K. K. GOSWAMI, 2 A.K. ROY AND P.K.PAL
Abstract: A study was conducted in Krishnagar-II block of Nadia district to measure the awareness of the jute cultivators regarding improved practices and know the attitude of the farmers towards jute cultivation. Additionally, the present study attempted to identify the reasons behind farmers\' willingness to stick to jute cultivation. Multi-staged random sampling technique was employed to select forty (40) respondents. Study revealed that farmers were selective to adopt improved farm practices. The respondents appeared to be not aware about various important improved method of cultivation. Simultaneously, they did not show keenness to modernize their cultivation practices. They are still cultivating jute for the (a) lack of availability of alternative remunerative crop, (b) minimization of fuel expenditure (c) provision of employment in a period of otherwise slack agricultural activities (d) possibility of earning some liquid capital.
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