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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 66-74

A Study on Training Needs Assessment of Rice Growing Farmers in Imphal East District, Manipur, India
Niranda Sharma Leihaothabam1*, Aheibam Tarajit Singh2, Khumukcham Stina3, Mutum Suraj Singh3, Rajkumar Sandeep Singh3, Yaikhom Vivekananda3 and Konsam Cha Shyamananda3
1Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Utlou, Bishnupur, Manipur, India
2KVK Utlou, Bishnupur, Manipur
3Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur
*Corresponding author

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important staple food crops of India for more than 2/3rd of its population. Considering the importance regarding the training needs assessment of the respondents, the present study was conducted in Keirao Bitra sub-division of Imphal East District, Manipur. Ten independent variables were selected regarding the socio-personal, psychological and communication characteristics of the respondents. Out of 38 villages in Keirao Bitra sub-division, 4 villages viz., Angtha, Top Chingtha, Nungbrung & Yambem were selected through random sampling method and a total of 120 respondents were selected for the study. The selected respondents were interviewed personally using pre-tested well-structured questionnaire schedule. Correlation analysis between training needs areas of the respondents and the independent variables revealed that out of ten independent variables, three independent variables i.e, cropping intensity, attitude towards pesticide used and economic motivation were found to be positively significant at 0.01 level of probability whereas age, education, extension contact and mass media exposure had negative correlation significant at 0.01 level of probability. Further the respondents were classified into three categories as low, medium and high training needs, based on the score of their training need areas of rice cultivation. Majority of the farmers had medium level (58.33%) of training needs followed by low level (23.34%) and high level (18.33%) of training needs. The major areas in which farmers were considered to be high priority areas in respect of training requirement were water management, weed management, sowing and transplanting, nutrient management and seed selection and treatment. Therefore, it may be concluded that there was a need to impart scientific knowledge to the farmers by way of training to enhance their knowledge regarding improved paddy production technology to increase the rice production.

Keywords: Socio-personal, Psychological and communication characteristics, Training needs assessment, Dependent and independent variables, Constraints

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Niranda Sharma Leihaothabam, Aheibam Tarajit Singh, Khumukcham Stina, Mutum Suraj Singh, Rajkumar Sandeep Singh, Yaikhom Vivekananda and Konsam Cha Shyamananda. 2020. A Study on Training Needs Assessment of Rice Growing Farmers in Imphal East District, Manipur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 66-74. doi:
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