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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Socio-economic study of papaya growing farmers in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh

Author(s):

Vikas Singh, Dr. Nitin Barker, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr Ashish S Noel, Subin Thomas and Ayush Kumar Pathak

Abstract:
The contribution of the agricultural sector to the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has continued to decline over the years. In 1970-71 agriculture contributed about 44% of GDP which declined to about 13 percent in 2016-17. Presently total horticultural production is estimated at 305 million tonnes as compared to 273 million tons of food grains, which indicates diversification of agriculture towards high-value horticultural crops. The study was conducted to examine the socio-economic characteristics of farmers growing papaya crops and their constraints in Kaushambi district. A multistage stratified sampling technique was followed to select the respondents. One block from Kaushambi districts was selected purposively viz Manjhanpur. From the selected block, nine villages were selected purposively, and finally, 140 farmers were selected from 9 villages randomly. The study found the average family size in the study area was twelve i.e. four males, three females, and five children. The occupation is categorized into three groups viz. agricultural and allied activities, agriculture with business, and agriculture with other services. This makes the average sample for primary occupation was 37.14 percent for different farms size groups.
The Social Characteristics Agriculture and allied activities whereas only 37.14 and 43.57 percent of farm families are involved in agriculture with business and agriculture with other services, respectively19.29, respectively. It was found that most of the population (44.87%) were primarily educated. Maximum farmers (84.50%) have reported that the fluctuation of prices problem. The infrastructural and technical problem faced by the storage problem (89.28%).

Pages: 260-262  |  831 Views  283 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Vikas Singh, Dr. Nitin Barker, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr Ashish S Noel, Subin Thomas and Ayush Kumar Pathak. Socio-economic study of papaya growing farmers in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):260-262.

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