Training Needs of Rice Growers : A Case of Uttarakhand

Manish Bajpai, Surya Rathore and Manmeet Kaur


The Evolution of hybrid seed varieties and better technology has resulted in different types of agricultural requirements with different package of practices for a specific crop. Among those specific crops, rice is one important crop which is of Asian origin. District Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand has been recorded the highest rice yielder with the production of 29.27 quintals per hectare. In spite of these impressive achievements in agricultural production, a wide gap exists between productivity at research station and farmers’ field. To fill this gap, training is an important tool. Keeping this in view, the present study was carried out on training need assessment of farmers about improved rice cultivation practices. Two blocks mainly Rudrapur and Gadarpur were selected from district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand state. The data were collected from the farmers with the help of structured interview schedule and and knowledge test along with the Focused Group Discussion (FGD). The findings of the study indicate that the major areas of training needs of the rice growers were plant protection measures, seed treatment, fertilizer management and improved varieties of seeds

Keyword: Training, need, Knowledge

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