Technological Gap Faced by Mustard Growers in Firozabad District, Uttar Pradesh

Shivam Yadav, Sayed H. Mazahar and Udangshri Brahma


Mustard is the second most important oil seed crop in India after soybean. It accounts for nearly 23 per cent of the total oilseeds produced in the country. India is the third largest rapeseed-mustard producer in the world after China and Canada with 12.5 per cent of world’s total production (2018-19). This crop accounts for nearly one-third of the oil produced in India, making it the country’s key edible oilseed crop. Rapeseed-mustard is the major source of income especially even to the marginal and small farmers in rain-fed areas. Since these crops are cultivated mainly in the rainfed and resource scarce regions of the country, their contribution to livelihood security of the small and marginal farmers in these regions is also very important. Hence the present study was undertaken to find out the technological gap faced by mustard growers in Firozabad district, Uttar Pradesh .The study revealed that majority of the respondents (63.33%) had medium level of Technological gap followed by high (20.84%) and low (15.83%).

Keyword: Rapeseed-Mustard; Technological gap; Constraints; Knowledge level;

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