Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Present scenario of draught animal power utilization in Aurangabad district
Author(s): Wagh RU, Patil RA and Padghan PV
Abstract: The study was conducted in Aurangabad district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. On average 72.50 % farmer had their own Bullock pair for agricultural operation. All the farmers used bullock pair for their tillage operations and transportation. The study showed that farmers used draft animals for, ploughing, harrowing, Drilling, intercultural operation and transportation. 24.58% of the farmers used draft animals for ploughing, 46.25% for harrowing, 53.75% for Drilling, 60% for intercultural operation and 60.62% for transportation. The data revels that there were significant (p> 0.05) differences in working days of bullocks recorded in marginal farmers (62.8 days) over small (56.40), medium (53.64) and large farmers (52.21), whereas working days recorded in small, medium and large farmers were at par with each other. It can be concluded from present investigation that, the status of bullock pair ownership is declining particularly in marginal and small farmers due to fragmentation of land holding and slowly it is making towards medium and large farmers group. Mechanical energy was being accepted for hard and heavy tillage operations as well as threshing operation instead of animal energy where as drilling, intercultural, transportation operations are carried out by animal energy though they were time consuming.
How to cite this article:
Wagh RU, Patil RA and Padghan PV. Present scenario of draught animal power utilization in Aurangabad district. 2017; 6(6S): 88-92.