Aspiration of Agriculture Students towards Agriculture Enterprise in West Bengal: A Case Study

D.S. Dhakre


Agricultural is a traditional occupation of rural people and also fundamental livelihood of Indians. Present study was undertaken at Palli Siksha Bhavana, Institute of Agriculture, Visva Bharati. Students were supposed to be the primary concern in agriculture sector for entrepreneurship development. Present study highlights the overall outlook, role and perception of Palli Siksha Bhavana students about the agriculture as an enterprise. 73.8 per cent students joined Agriculture College for getting job and 2.5 percent students for enterprise. It is further reported that 69 percent were assisting their families in fodder cutting and 49 per cent revealed they were busy pre cultivation, 43 percent had been found actively in spraying and supervision etc. So it is desirable to involve Palli Siksha Bhavana students in different agriculture activities. It was also observed that aspiration of the students towards agriculture enterprise was positively and significantly associated with father education; father occupation; family size and aim of joining

Keyword: Agriculture enterprise; Role; Training; Students;

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