P.M. Khan, Jitendra Chauhan, B. S. Bhimawat & Archna Singh
The present investigation was undertaken with the objective to find out the reasons of discontinuance of the new farm practices by big, small and marginal farmers. The findings of the study concluded that all the three categories of farmers had different problems in the continuous use of the new farm practices. Since, not much concurrence about common cause could find out from the results of the study. However, big farmers felt lack of knowledge, conviction, awareness, irrigation facilities, certain attributes of the innovations responsible for discontinuance of new farm practices. At the same time the small and marginal farmers felt high cost of input, lack of finance and awareness, fright of losses in case of crop failure and poor facilities as the most important reasons for discontinuance. The reasons of discontinuance on the basis of frequencies were ranked and it was observed that the rank order of reasons for discontinuance of different new farm practices differed to a great extent amongest the big, small and marginal farmers. The findings of the study also revealed that the difference was also evident in the ranked order of reasons of discontinuance for innovation to innovation.
Keyword: Discontinuance, New Farm Practices, Socio-Economic Status.