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Extent of Adoption of Recommended Interventions of Groundnut Crop among the Growers in Bikaner District of Rajasthan

Amit Kumar, L.S. Bareth, J.P. Yadav, Manmeet Kaur and Ramdhan Ghaswa

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The present study was conducted in Sri Dungargarh and Bikaner panchayat samities of Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Two villages were selected from each selected panchayat samiti and 20 beneficiary and the equal number of non-beneficiary respondents were selected randomly from each selected village for the study. Data were collected through the pre-structured interview schedule. The findings revealed that the majority of the total groundnut growers, 66.88 per cent of respondents belonged to middle age group, 71.88 per cent of respondents belonged to other backward castes, 33.75 per cent were in the category of senior secondary education level and 65.62 per cent of respondents had a large size of land holding (more than 4 ha), 54.38 per cent of the respondents belonged to joint families, 58.75 per cent of respondents were from large families having more than five members, 49.38 per cent of groundnut respondents were member of any organization. The majority of the beneficiary and non-beneficiary respondents belonged to a medium level of adoption category. It was found that there was a significant difference in the level of adoption between the beneficiary and non-beneficiary respondents about recommended groundnut interventions. Key words: Adoption; Groundnut; Interventions; NMOOP;

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