Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume 3 | Issue 1

A Study on Knowledge Level and Constraints Faced by the Paddy Growers of Jammu District of J&K State

Iqbal Singh Sunil Kumar Singh and Amardev Singh
DOI:10.5958/2394-8159.2016.00007.4

Abstract:

This study was conducted in Jammu district of J&K state wherein two blocks viz., R. S. Pura and Marh were selected. A sample of 240 respondents was considered. The study was undertaken to ascertain the knowledge level of paddy growers regarding new technology and constraints responsible for low adoption of seed technology in the selected belt. This study clearly established that majority of the sample farmers have possessed ‘fair’ and ‘good’ knowledge with respect to new paddy production technology. Jammu district has a sub tropical climate with hot and dry climate in summer and cold climate in winter. Being in the foothills of the mountains, nights are generally cooler than what they are in the neighboring areas of Punjab. Minimum and Maximum temperature is around 4 Degree Celsius and 47 Degree Celsius respectively. Rainy season usually starts from the end of June or the beginning of July. Average rainfall in the district is about 1246 mm. Rice cultivation is the main source of livelihood for rural populations living in developing countries. Achieving self-sufficiency in rice production and maintaining price stability are important objectives in low-income countries.



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