Socio-Economic Status and Knowledge Level of Brinjal Growers on Improved Production Practices in East Champaran District of Bihar
Keywords:Knowledge, Improved brinjal production practices, Brinjal growers
Brinjal has been considered as one of the important vegetable crop. Production and productivity of brinjal can be increased through adoption of new varieties and with improved technologies. The present study was conducted to understand the existing status of adoption of improved technology. This study was carried out in East Champaran district of Bihar during 2020-2021. By employing random sampling technique, 120 brinjal growers were selected and data were collected by personal interview method by using pre-tested interview schedule and later appropriate statistical analysis was done to find out the meaningful result. The results reported that majority of the respondents belonged to middle age (41.67%), educated to primary level of education (32.50%), possess land holding of below 1 ha (35%), earns medium level of annual income (45%), possess small family size (45%). Meanwhile, most of them had medium level of farm power (43.33%), membership in more than one organization (45%), low level of scientific orientation (51.67%), low level of extension contact (44.17%) and low level of progressiveness (52.50%). Meanwhile, most of them had medium level of knowledge on improved brinjal cultivation practices (64.17%) and had significant and positive association with age, education, farm power, social participation, extension contact, scientific orientation and progressiveness.
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