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Farmers’ View on Privatization of Agricultural Extension Services

Ram Jiyawan, Basavaprabhu Jirli and Manveer Singh


Most of the developing countries including India are experiencing paradigm shift from subsistence agriculture to commercialized agri-business under liberalization, globalization and privatization era. Therefore, to make extension services more responsive to farmers there is need for choosing between best alternative and suitable ways under Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization. Privatization of Agricultural Extension Services has become essential in our country to increase the competitiveness among service providers and in turn to give justice to our farmers. Nevertheless, at the same time, it requires great caution about problems and constraints emerging due to privatization. The extension service provided by small-scale Agri-business agencies has to be streamlined and monitored by proper legislation

Keyword: Preference; Constraints;

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