IMPACT of Krish Vigyan Kendra (AGRICULTURE SCIENCE CENTRE) on Knowledge and Adoption Behaviour of Farmers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 12:00 PM
Room: Booth 61
Oral Presentation
Emmanuel DAS , Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Services, India

Prashan and Dr. E. P. K. Das

The present  growth rate of population in  India demands Production of additional 5-6 millions tons of food every year for ensuring food security at the household level.  To increase the food production at the rate of at least three per  cent per year the effort of  government organization  alone is not sufficient. The Indian council of agricultural researches (ICAR), during the fifth five year plan, launched an  innovative project for imparting training in agricultural and allied areas to the farmers, school drop outs and filed level extension functionaries  in the country by  establishing Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs).


The as certain the socio- economic profile and trainees and non trainees of KVK

To determine and compare the knowledge and attitude of trainees and non trainees towards KVK.

Bharthana block of etawah distric was selected purposively for the present study.

6 village of this block were selected randomly. 10 trainees and 10 non trainees of KVK were selected  randomly form each of these sex villages.Total number of respondent were 120 (60 trainees and 60 non trainees).

 45.0 per cent trainees and 48.33 per cent non trainees belong to middle age group  i.e. 36-50 years  of age.  38-33 per cent  trainees and 31.67 percent non trainees belong to young age group i.e (20-35) years of age.20.0 per  cent trainees and 15.0 per cent non trainees are educated up to junior high school. 

48.0 per cent trainees and 43.0 per cent non trainees have medium socio – economic status. Trainees have  more knowledge about KVK  than non trainees.  Same way trainees have more  favourable attitude toward KVK  than non trainees. Trainees of KVK have more adoption  of improved paddy practice.