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Effectiveness of Public and Private Extension System in Delivering Services

A.K. Singh and S. Narain


A study was conducted in two districts (Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat) representing Central Plain Zone of Uttar Pradesh including 200 farmers on effectiveness of extension services provided by public and private extension system. The study clearly indicated that public extension system still assumed the supremacy over private extension system in ensuring supply of seed of the field crops whereas distribution of seeds of vegetables and planting materials was largely in the hands of private. The supply of fertilizers, weedicides, fungicides and insecticides was also done mostly by private agencies. However, new technological inputs are increasingly becoming ‘private’ rather than ‘public’ good

Keyword: Public and private extens

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