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Impact of Training and Demonstration in Adoption of Jute Production Technology by the Farmers

Manoj Kumar, S.K.Jha and Dipankar Ghorai

Abstract

Jute is an economically important commercial crop for eastern India. It is cultivated over 0.8 million hectare area producing about 10 million bales (1 bale=180 kg.) of fibre, which is about 40 per cent of world’s production. After cotton, the jute is the second most important natural renewable source of bio-degradable fibre. The crop is labour intensive and thus provides subsistence to 12 million farm families. Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Burdwan district under Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore is engaged in transfer of technology in jute for last one year. Therefore, an attempt has been made to assess the impact of technologies transferred. The present investigation was based on the experimental design of social research considering beneficiary as experimental group and non-beneficiaries as a control group. It can be concluded that there is significant role of KVK in promotion of improved production practices of jute and ensuring their adoption. Substantial impact of training over the existing knowledge and adoption of the beneficiary farmers than the non-beneficiary farmers was observed

Keyword: Demonstration; Training A

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