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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Training needs of tapioca growers on value added products of tapioca

Author(s):

Dr. V Sakthivel and Dr. K Kanagasabapathi

Abstract:
In South India tapioca is widely grown in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The cultivation of tapioca is spread widely in Kerala as food crop and slowly became industrial crop in Tamil Nadu due to the high industrial value for its products. Tapioca is an enterprise that provides support to the rural industrial sector. More than 5 lakhs of rural people are directly employed in tapioca based industries. This has given employment for the rural mass and augments the economic growth of rural India. Though it is a industrial oriented crop, tapioca farmers do not get appreciable remunerative income. Value addition in tapioca can significantly increase the income of tapioca growers. Value added tapioca products fetch good returns for tapioca growers and this process significantly enhances their socio-economic status. Hence, a study was undertaken to identify the training needs of tapioca growers on value added products of tapioca. The study was taken up in the tapioca predominant districts of Salem, Dharmapuri, Namakkal and Villupuram in Tamil Nadu State with a sample size of three hundred growers selected based on random sampling procedure. This study revealed that majority of the respondents perceived training need for “Preparation of Vadagam,’ ‘Preparation of tapioca <em>rava’</em>, ‘Preparation of <em>noodles</em>’, ‘Preparation of tapioca <em>pappads</em>’, and ‘Preparation of <em>Vermicelli</em>’.

Pages: 359-361  |  1552 Views  450 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dr. V Sakthivel and Dr. K Kanagasabapathi. Training needs of tapioca growers on value added products of tapioca. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):359-361.

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