Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 6 (2017)
Constraints perceived by the Farmers friends of Madhya Pradesh in implementation of agricultural technology management agency (ATMA)
Ashutosh Sharma and NK Khare
The present study was carried out during 2016-17 in the tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh state. This study was conducted in randomly selected 600 villages of four purposively selected blocks i.e. Mandla, Nainpur located in Mandla district similarly Dindori, Mehandwani located in Dindori district. The aim of this study to know the constraints in implementation of ATMA in tribal areas. A total of 300 farmer friends were selected randomly as respondents. The data collection was done by the use of interview schedule through personal interview. Data were analyzed with help of suitable statistical tools. Administrative constraints are concerned maximum of the respondents reported lack of staff at block level. In case the Dindori district few percentage of respondents were of the opinion that poor contact between farmers and agriculture officers as major constraints. Regarding socio-economic constraints maximum of the respondents reported lack of awareness among farmers about ATMA in both the district. Regarding infrastructural constraints, majority of respondents reported problem of electricity. In case the Dindori district highest percentage of respondents were of the opinion that lack of transport facilities to reach remote areas. It is evident from personal constraints the maximum respondents of both districts reported that additional work load on block level ATMA functionaries. As situational constraints are concerned the highest percentages of respondents were of the opinion that lack of irrigation facilities in both the districts, regular extension services should be available to create awareness and provide the technical knowledge about ATMA programme at village level to overcome the constraints for successful implementation of ATMA in tribal areas.
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Ashutosh Sharma and NK Khare. Constraints perceived by the Farmers friends of Madhya Pradesh in implementation of agricultural technology management agency (ATMA). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6S):980-983.