Management Practices Followed by Members and Non-Members of Dairy Co-operative Societies and their Correlates

M.C. Ahire, S.H. Ban and D.N. Pharate


Dairying has played a prominent role in strengthening India’s rural economy. It has been recognized as an instrument
to bring about socio-economic transformation. The study was conducted in Karjat tahsil of Ahmednagar district of
Maharashtra state. The data was collected from 120 respondents. Majority of the members and non- members of
dairy co-operative societies were from middle age group. Most of them completed education up to secondary level,
having medium size of family and had medium level of dairy experience. Majority of them had medium social
participation, having medium level of annual income, small and marginal size of land holding, medium herd size,
moderately favorable motivation and also medium level of aspiration. It was seen that the members (55.00%) and
non members (75.00%) of dairy co-operative societies had followed medium level of improved dairy management
practices. From this study it is found that socio- economic characteristics viz. education, family size, social
participation, size of land holding, annual income, occupation experience, size of herd, motivation and aspiration
exhibited positive and significant relationship with improved dairy management practices. While, age and family
type of dairy farmers found to have non - significant relationship with dairy management practices

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