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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 3104-3112

Perception of Extension Functionaries about Input Supply in Jharkhand
B.K. Jha1, Jatashankar Choudhary2, P.K. Jain3, R.P. Singh Ratan4 and
P.K. Sarkar5
1Department of Agril. Extension & Communication, BAU, Ranchi, India
2Deputy Commissioner, Simdega, Jharkhand, India
3School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
4Former Director Extension Education, BAU, Ranchi, India
5BTM, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding author

Agriculture is witnessing a serious challenge of declining profitability. The development of agriculture, to a large extent, depends on efficient use of modern farm inputs. Public extension system is still dominating in India and, therefore, its role in the supply of inputs is vital. In this background, a study was conducted on “Perception of extension functionaries about input supply in Jharkhand”. One district belonging to each five divisions was randomly selected. Similarly, two blocks from each selected districts were also randomly selected. Six extension functionaries at the district level and 21 extension functionaries at the state level and 15 extension functionaries from each selected block were selected for the study. Thus, altogether 201 extension functionary respondents constituted the whole sample. The responses were collected on quantity, quality, price and accessibility of inputs. The computed ‘χ2’ value revealed that there had been significant difference in the perception between block, district and state level extension functionaries in respect of sufficiency of seeds (χ2 =11.62) and bio- fertilizer (χ2=7.40), quality of seeds (χ2=9.97), pesticide (χ2 =9.80) and bio fertilizer (χ2=11.40) and price of pesticide (χ2=7.45) and micronutrient (χ2=6.08). Significant differences were not observed as far as accessibility is concerned. Sufficient quantity of quality inputs should be made available to the farmers at affordable prices to make the farming a lucrative occupation.

Keywords: Perception, Input supply, Extension functionaries

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Jha, B.K., Jatashankar Choudhary, P.K. Jain, R.P. Singh Ratan and Sarkar, P.K. 2018. Perception of Extension Functionaries about Input Supply in Jharkhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 3104-3112. doi:
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