Jitendra Kuri, J.P. Yadav, Sunil Kumar Meena, Jitendra kumar Meenakshi Jakharand Yashwant Singh Rathore
Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy and the major contribution of food grain in agriculture is about 65 per cent which occupies the first position. Oilseed crops are the second most important determinant of the agricultural economy, next only to cereals within the segment of field crops. The self-sufficiency in oilseeds attained through the “Yellow Revolution” during the early 1990’s, could not be sustained beyond a short period. Taramira is a low growing, annual oilseed crop with dull green, deeply cut, compound leaves. The leaves are characterized by a distinctive spicy, pungent flavour resembling horseradish. The plant was considered by early writers as a good salad herb, but not to be eaten alone. . The oil cake is used as a feed for cattle. Cattle fed on Taramira cake are reported to be free from ticks. Administration of Taramira oil has reduced the effects of diabetes mellitus in rats. The present study was conducted purposely in selected Jaipur district of Rajasthan. There are total sixteen tehsils in Jaipur district of Rajasthan, out of which, two tehsils namely Maujamabad and Chomu have been selected purposively on the basis of maximum area and Production of Taramira. Further, a comprehensive list of all the Taramira growing villages was prepared with the help of revenue patwari and agriculture personnel from the selected tehsils. Six villages from each selected tehsil were taken on the basis of the maximum area under Taramira cultivation. Thus, a total of twelve villages were selected for the present investigation.10 farmers were selected from each selected village on the basis of a random sampling technique. Thus, a total 120 farmers were selected for the present study. Findings revealed that the majority of respondents i.e. 73.33 per cent (88) of the total respondents were in the medium-level of adoption group.