Prioritization of Problems in Integrated Agriculture : A Case of Rampur Village in Sub Humid Region of Eastern India

Anirban Mukherjee


To infer about the real needs of farming community in integrated agricultural system, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) was conducted in Rampur village of Patna situated at southern Bihar in the sub humid region of eastern India. The Ranked Based Quotient (RBQ) was calculated followed by Value Based Indicator (VBI) to find out the ranking of the problems in that area. The menace of Nilgai was ranked as foremost problem, followed by scarcity of irrigation water, shortage of labour, pest of rice crop, animal health related problems etc. Problems were categorized in researchable and non researchable format and then extension requirements research scopes and policy implications were made based on the need and priority.

Keyword: Ranked Based Quotient; Participatory Rural Appraisal; Animal menace; Irrigation water scarcity;

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