The Marginalized Feeders: A Wholesome Study with the Help of Participatory Rural Appraisal Technique

Anannya Chakraborty, SK Acharya and Chandrasekhar Chatterjee

Abstract


From the year of indedepence to till date, India has come up with a long way. This great nation is spreading it’s
wings of fire towards industries and business, science and technology, space and ocean. But the farmers, who
are providing food to our 1.31 billion populations, are in empty stomach and bare hands. 21.7 per cent of it’s
people are below the poverty line. A survey of FAO reveals that nearly 75 per cent of food insecure and vulnerable
people are directly or indirectly related to agriculture. Another report of FAO has revealed that about 78 per
cent of the farmers are ready to quit agriculture. This is really alarming as well as distressing while we have
made a call for complete digitization to create ICT driven modern India. Poverty can be measured in terms of
income. In other way the other forms of poverty are educational starvation, cultural deprivation and social
depletion. Silence can be perceived in terms of inability of a person to raise voices against discrimination,
both social and economic atrocities as well as a decision to go silent whenever it needs to utter voices. For this
wholesome growth of the vulnerable sections of the society, cognitive development of the stakeholders can be
a useful tool. On this preamble the present study was conducted in Beraberi GP under Nadia district of WB.
150 respondents were selected purposively and they were interviewed thoroughly with a structured interview
schedule. In this study 21 independent variables were selected against a dependent variable cognitive
development(Y).here in this study it has been revealed that the most important aspects of impoverishment of
the farming community are cropping intensity, risk orientation, livestock possession and stress perception.

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