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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2661-2667

Constraints Perceived By Beneficiaries of Livestock Based Self Help Groups (SHGs)
Akshita Chadda*, Y.S. Jadoun, S.K. Kansal, H.K. Verma and Bharti
Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted in Ludhiana district of Punjab to identify the constraints perceived by beneficiaries of livestock based Self Help Groups (SHGs). Data were collected using structured interview schedule from 120 women beneficiaries of the livestock based SHGs. Garrett’s ranking technique was used to prioritize the different sets of constraints in terms of their mean score. Findings of the study regarding constraints perceived by beneficiaries of livestock based Self Help Groups (SHGs) revealed that, “beneficiaries were not getting proper price of milk (63.40)” and “lack of proper knowledge about purchase of good quantity of feed, fodder and milch animals (53.58)” were the major general constraints in order of severity. Under training oriented constraints; “lack of trained, field oriented and experienced staff at village level (57.64)” was the most severe. “Lack of proper technical guidance and advice (65.23)” Inadequate milk processing / value addition (56.41)” and “veterinary staff do not visit the area regularly (54.01)” were the most important technical constraints. “High cost of cattle feed and mineral mixture (56.42) was perceived as main input and service constraints. “Complicated procedures to get loan, subsidy for livestock purpose (53.10)”, delay in payment of milk (52.67)” and concerned officials are not interested to visit the area and conducting regular meeting with beneficiaries were the major administrative constraints in terms of their severity. “Lack of risk bearing capacity among the members (58.83)” and “lack of participation of members with various developmental organizations (50.72)” were important socio-psychological constraints. Un-organized marketing (64.12) and lack of consumer support (63.44)” were the major severe constraints as perceived by the beneficiaries. Hence, for smooth functioning of livestock based SHGs in sustainable manner there is dire need to remove of these constraints on priority basis with the considerable focus on the need and interests of the beneficiaries.

Keywords: Livestock, Self help groups, Technical, Socio-psychological, Marketing

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Akshita Chadda, Y.S. Jadoun, S.K. Kansal, H.K. Verma and Bharti. 2019. Constraints Perceived By Beneficiaries of Livestock Based Self Help Groups (SHGs).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2661-2667. doi:
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