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

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 3130-3135

An Assessment of “Knowledge” of Beneficiaries and Non-Beneficiaries regarding Diversified Agriculture Support Project (DASP) in District Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), India
H. A. Malik1*, Nusrat Jan2 and Sabiha Ashraf3
1Directorate of Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir, India
2A. E. A, Department of Agriculture, GoJK, Bandipora, Kashmir, India
3College of Temperate Sericulture, SKUAST-Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author

A study was conducted in District Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh State of India to assess the knowledge of beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries towards different scientific interventions and their potential prospects being offered under World Bank supported flagship programme viz Diversified Agriculture Support Project (DASP). For this purpose, a series of relevant questions / statements with respect of Agriculture (Crop Husbandry), Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Sericulture were administered on beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. The major findings of the study revealed that majority of beneficiaries (50.66 per cent) had high level of knowledge and percentage of beneficiaries with medium of knowledge was estimated at 40.00 while 9.33 per cent of the beneficiaries had low level of knowledge. In comparison, majority of Non-beneficiaries (88.66 per cent) had low level of knowledge followed by 9.33 per cent with medium level of knowledge and only 2.00 per cent of non-beneficiaries had high level of knowledge. The data reflected that beneficiaries had comparatively high level of knowledge than non-beneficiaries regarding agriculture technologies being provided to them through DASP. The knowledge gained through scientific interventions, trainings, demonstrations and other important extension activities was highly instrumental for increasing the farm yields and net returns of beneficiaries under DASP than Non-beneficiaries who were seen lagging behind on almost all attributes & parameters designed for the purpose.

Keywords: Knowledge, Impact, Technological interventions, World Bank, farm yield

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Malik, H. A., Nusrat Jan and Sabiha Ashraf 2020. An Assessment of “Knowledge” of Beneficiaries and Non-Beneficiaries regarding Diversified Agriculture Support Project (DASP) in District Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 3130-3135. doi:
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