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Lease-in Behaviour of Tenant Farmers in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

P. Revathi Nagamani , V. Jyothi and P.V. Satya Gopal

Abstract

The urge of landless to increase their income is the purpose of lease-in behaviour of agricultural land. The people who are land less and the farmers who have marginal and small land holdings usually lease-in the agricultural land. The study was conducted in 2020 sampling tenant farmers and owner-cum tenant farmers in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The attitude of farmers towards lease-in behaviour was studied. Results revealed that less than two-third of the tenant farmers had high (62.22%) lease-in behaviour, followed by medium (20.00%) and low (17.78%) lease-in behaviour. Two-third of the owner cum tenant farmers had medium (66.67%) lease-in behaviour, followed by high (20.00%) and low (13.33%) lease-in behaviour. Non-parametric Friedman test was used to fi nd whether any difference lies between lease-in behaviour of different groups of the respondents. The mean rank of tenants (1.73) is higher than that of owner cum tenant (1.27) farmers indicating higher attitude of tenant farmers for lease-in behaviour.

Keyword: Tenant farmer; Lease-in behaviour; Motivation; Attitude; Land lease. Lease-in Behaviour of Tenant Farmers in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

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