Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Socio-economic and psychological characteristics of distress farmers in Hingoli district
Author(s): Pawar AP, Kapse PS, Bodke BG and PK Waghamare
Abstract: The present study was conducted with specific objective to study the ‘‘Farming Distress orientation Among Farmers In Hingoli District’’ for the study from two talukas viz. Vasmat, and Aundha were selected purposely on the basis of highly suicide areas of the distress farmers selected for the study from randomly selected Hingoli district and five villages from each taluka were selected randomly. Majority of the distressed farmers were from medium age (60.00%) category, farming experience (73.75%), low annual income (77.50%),education of farmer had secondary school (35.00%), General castes of the respondent is (80.00%), Majority of marginal farmers had small land holding 47.50per cent, Medium size of family 62.50per cent, Joint Family type 73.75 per cent, No source of irrigation facility 45.00per cent, Majority of the farmers had low level of asset possession 57.50per cent, social participation is low of the farmer 56.25per cent, The majority of the farmers had medium extension contact 38.75per cent, Medium level of cropping intensity 83.75per cent, Medium level of economic motivation 57.50%, deferred gratification were found 70.00 per cent in middle category, management orientation of the farmer is middle level 67.50per cent, farmers found in middle level of the indebtedness 80.00per cent, Majority of the farmer engaged in farming and farm labours 72.50per cent. Indebtedness is negative significant. The relationship was significant at 0.05 level. Major causes of farming distress is failure of crops due to drought/ lack irrigation, failure of crop due to insect disease. Indebtedness related causes increase in indebtedness is major region of distress. Major Social causes of farmer dowry and marriageable age of daughter and sister. Farmer suggests that there should be minimum support price for all crops.
How to cite this article:
Pawar AP, Kapse PS, Bodke BG and PK Waghamare. Socio-economic and psychological characteristics of distress farmers in Hingoli district. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2019; 8(2): 80-84.