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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2963-2970

Knowledge Level of the Improved Package of Practices and the Constraints Faced by the Saffron Growers of Kashmir Valley
Naqeeb Raja1, Sheikh Muzaffar2, Noor Ul Islam Wani1, Junaid Rishu1 and 
Uzma Rashid1
1Division of Agriculture, Extension & Communication, SKUAST Kashmir, India
2Extension (Agri.), Directorate of Extension, SKUAST Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author

The study was carried out in district Pulwama of Kashmir Valley. Only two blocks namely, block Pampore and block Awantipora were purposively selected owing to the maximum area and production in these two blocks of the district. Out of the two blocks, 150 respondents from five villages were selected through stratified random sampling method. The study reveals that there has been an increase in the level of knowledge with the launch of National Saffron Mission in the valley, the farmers began to catch up with the modern technology which was evident from the fact that majority of the respondents were aware with the recommended packages and practices of SKUAST- K like soil treatment, application of manure and fertilizers, use of cultivation tools and post-harvest management practices. Amongst the production and marketing constraints faced by the saffron growers, higher rates of interest on loans, lack of technical help and the adulteration of saffron were the major constrains faced by the saffron growers of Kashmir valley.

Keywords: National Saffron Mission, Respondents, Production and marketing

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Naqeeb Raja, Sheikh Muzaffar, Noor Ul Islam Wani, Junaid Rishu and Uzma Rashid. 2018. Knowledge Level of the Improved Package of Practices and the Constraints Faced by the Saffron Growers of Kashmir Valley.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2963-2970. doi:
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