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Constraints in Livestock Management Practices Perceived by Tribal Livestock Owners of Banswara District of Rajasthan

Mohan Lal Yadav, Devi Singh Rajput, Subhash Chand and N.K. Sharma

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The present study is highlighted different constraints perceived by tribal livestock owners under different livestock management practices. The study was conducted in purposively selected Banswara district of Rajasthan. A total of 120 tribal families were selected from 8 selected villages of 2 tehsils namely Bagidora and Kushalgarh. The quantitative and qualitative data were collected through interview schedule, discussion, observation and available secondary sources. A list of constraints was prepared and divided in five main categories i.e. socio-economic, feeding, breeding, management and health care constraints. The respondents were asked to assign rank to each of listed constraint according to perceived intensity. On the basis of rank assigned by all of the respondents to each constraint, Rank Based Quotient for individual constraint was calculated. Lack of grazing pasture land, poor production status of livestock, repeat breeding problem, poor economic condition of family and high cost of treatment for diseased animal were considered as major constraints reported by tribals having RBQ values 98.34, 96.83, 96.67, 94.17 and 93.67 respectively.

Keyword: Constraints, Livestock management, Tribals and RBQ;

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