Pyar Mohammad Khan & Jitendra Chauhan


Animal husbandry is the main subsidiary occupation of Rajasthan state as well as rural India. However the milk production is far from satisfactory. This investigation was therefore undertaken to find out the adoption gap in improved technology of animal husbandry among various categories of farmers, to determine constrains faced by the farmers in animal management and to ascertain the relationship of certain characteristics of farmers on the adoption of new technology of animal husbandry. The investigation was undertaken in district Bhilwara. Out of total 11 panchayat samities two panchayat samities were selected randomly and from each panchayat samiti two villages were randomly selected. Following random procedure in all 150 farmers were selected for the study. The study revealed that the extent of gap in adoption of improved animal husbandry practices was quite high among all the respondents. The major constraints in the adoption of new practices of animal husbandry were lack of knowledge of improved A.H. practices, Lack of financial & material resources, Poor irrigation facility to grow green fodder, High cost of commercial concentrates and dry fodder and Non-availability of veterinary health care services respectively. Except age, all the independent variables were found to be significantly and negatively correlated with the gap in adoption among all the categories of farmers.

Keyword: Adoption gap, Improved Technology of Animal Husbandry, Independent Variables.

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