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TRAINING NEEDS OF KISAN MITRAS IN AGRICULTURE AND ALLIED AREAS

Sariput Landge, Hema Tripathi

Abstract

Kisan mitras are the village level extension functionaries for the dissemination of improved technologies to the farmers. The capacity building of the kisan mitras for the rural transformation calls for the need based trainings so that they can perform their duties efficiently. This study was conducted to identify the training needs of kisan mitras in the field of agriculture and allied areas. Sixty kisan mitras from the three block viz. Bhojipura, Nawabganj and Faridpur were selected using the disproportionate stratified random sampling method and were personally interviewed on a three point continuum as most needed, needed and least needed. Frequency, percent and scores were used for the analysis and interpretations. The study revealed that the kisan mitras perceived, crop production and vermicomposting, public health and sanitation, seed production technology, medicinal plant growing, and farm equipment management, as the top five most-needed training areas in the agriculture and allied areas. Further in livestock, the kisan mitras gave preference to feeding, processing of milk and milk products, breeding of cattle and buffaloes, health care of animals and financial management, and feed conservation techniques. While in agriculture perticularly the most needed training areas were seed treatment, land preparation, irrigation management and training in sowing techniques. Along with this majority of the kisan mitras gave their choice regarding training duration, time of training and place of training as 1-3 days, in the kharif season and at IVRI respectively

Keyword: Kisan mitras; Extension

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