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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 619-625

A Study on Socio Economic Profile of ATMA Respondents
Pankaj Kumar Mandal* and B. Jirli
Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, India
*Corresponding author

In Bihar, Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) were registered as an autonomous institution and operationalized in four districts viz., Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Munger and Patna districts in year1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 respectively across the State. ATMA programme at present under implementation in all the 38 districts of the state. The ATMA programme several strategies followed such as mobilization of farmers and farm women are organised into FIGs/SHGs, providing them training on new technology and promoting them to start their own agri-enterprise. The sample was of 260 respondents of which all were received training on cultivation of rice, wheat and potato. Study reveals that (93.5%) of the respondents were male and (6.5%) female. The maximum number of respondents (63.5%) belonged to 41 to 57 years age group. The maximum numbers of respondents (52.7%) were engaged in farming as a sole profession and only (4.6%) were service and farming. Majority of the respondents (84.2%) were literates whereas Illiterates were noticed to the extent of 15.8 per cent. The maximum numbers of respondents (64.6%) were marginal farmers having land holding less than 1 hectare. The maximum numbers of respondents (63.5%) were possessed farm power and only (36.5%) were having not possessed any farm power. The maximum numbers of respondents had (71.9%) belonged to nuclear family and (28.1%) of the respondents had belonged to joint family. The maximum numbers of respondents (54.6%) were having up to 5 family size and (76.2%) had family annual income 131168 - 261970.

Keywords: Socio economic profile, ATMA, Agri-enterprise

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Pankaj Kumar Mandal and Jirli, B. 2018. A Study on Socio Economic Profile of ATMA Respondents.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 619-625. doi:
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