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Comparative Study of Agricultural Extension Approaches in Uttarakhand

S.R.K. Singh, U.S. Gautam and S.K. Pandey

Abstract

Agriculture extension plays a crucial role in the developing countries due to having rural based economies. More than 70 per cent of the population in Uttarakhand comprises farmers, 5.5 per cent agricultural labours and 1.5 per cent is engaged in small-scale enterprises. Women form the backbone of hill agriculture. The traditional approaches for transferring and disseminating agricultural technologies are proving insufficient in today’s global context. This study was conducted in four districts of Uttarakhand state. Results of this study indicated that majority (64 %) of the respondents (on overall basis) used T&V approach at full scale. 28 per cent of the respondents were known with details of this approach. Fourty three per cent (on overall basis) knew only details of FSR&E; however, 30 per cent used this at full scale. Apropos FFE, 52 per cent of the respondents (on overall basis) knew details and 17 per cent of the respondents used this at full scale. Regarding FFS, 36 per cent of the respondents (on overall basis) have heard about this approach; 34.0 per cent of the respondents knew details of this. As far as MLE, 37.0 per cent of the respondents (on overall basis) knew details; 34.0 per cent of them only heard about it and only 7.0 per cent of the respondents used at full scale

Keyword: Extension approaches; T&V

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