LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION TRAINING BY KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA: A STUDY ON RURAL PEOPLE CONVERGENCE
Sudhir Kumar Rawat* and Sarju Narain1
*Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mohoba, U.P., 210423, India.
1Brahmanand Mahavidyalaya, Rath (Hamirpur)
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Received: 10-04-2015 Accepted: 04-11-2015
Livestock production is a crucial component of agrarian economy that has highest potential to generating income and employment which promote convergence among rural India. But livestock sector is handled as traditional sector, so output is not so good in rural areas and requires training and financial help for this sector. On these-line the study was carried out to assessing convergence issue through training conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mahoba for transferring livestock technologies and improving livelihoods of the rural areas of the district. A total of 743 households were surveyed from four blocks during 2013 follow a multistage stratified random sampling. Trained villagers were tent to adopt new technology even they have taken loan from the bank for adopting new agricultural and dairying technology. The rate of adoption of technologies was higher than the level of idea on the concept of breeding, feeding, housing, treatment, and marketing. The training and support provided by KVK lead the increase in total house hold income in the population taken for study. It also helped to adopt new source of incomes like bee keeping and better resource management like silage making, feed preparation and other byproducts. Farmers feel that lack of proper training, lack of capital, lack of credit in time; small loan size and high interest rate are the major constraints affecting sustainability of livestock technology adoption. Thus, outcome of the training and loaning facility showed that farmers generate income through livestock enterprises and they transformed themselves
Keywords: Livestock, agrarian economy, farmers, income