Prema Ram Jakhar, G.S. Bangarva, J. R. Jat and Sangram Singh
Mungbean is native of India and central Asia. It is grown in these areas since pre historic period. Mungbean is widely cultivated throughout southern Asia including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Indonesia, Malasia, south china and Taiwan. In India mungbean is cultivated in all three seasons i.e. kharif, rabi and zaid. The major mungbean growing states are Orrisa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. Among the various legume crops grown in India mungbean occupies an important place because of its excellent protein quality and high digestibility due to low flatulence. Mungbean is the main source of quality protein and amino acids for predominately vegetarian population of India next to calorie deficiency. The present study was carried out in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. The Nagaur district consists of 10 tehsils. Out of which two tehsils namely Degana and Makrana were selected by randomly. Among these, 3-villages from Degana tehsil and 2-villages from Makrana tehsil were selected by simple random sampling technique and a sample of 120 respondents was selected from these villages by using simple random sampling with proportion by SRS to the size of sample in the selected villages. The study indicated that in case of marginal respondents education, social participation, irrigation potentiality and source of information utilized were positively and significantly associated with their extent of adoption of recommended cultivation practices of mungbean, while in case of small respondents education, social participation, irrigation potentiality and sources of information utilized were positively and significantly associated with their extent of adoption of recommended cultivation practices of mungbean.
Keyword: Mungbean; Quality protein