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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:3, March, 2017

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 878-890

Farmers’ Perception towards Effectiveness of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs): A Study in Uttarakhand, India
Rupesh Ranjan1*, M.A. Ansari2, A.P. Verma3, S. Shekhar1 and S. Rashit4
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra (ICAR-NRRI-CRURRS) Koderma, Jharkhand 825324, India
2Department of Agricultural Communication, College of Agriculture,Pantnagar, 263145, India
3Dairy Extension Division, ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 132001, India
4Division of Agricultural Extension, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi-110012, India
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted in the state of Uttarakhand, with two purposively selected KVKs Dhakrani representing the plains region of Garhwal division and Bageshwarre presenting the hill region of Kumaon division. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 160 respondents from eight villages from both KVK. Finding of the study revealed that, majority of the beneficiaries had middle age group, educated up to higher secondary, medium family size, marginal land holding, medium media ownership, extension contact, information seeking behaviour and social participation. Findings regarding effectiveness revealed favourable perceptions towards training programmes, teaching & subject matter/ quality of scientists, physical facilities, advisory services & supplies and other supporting activities. However, unfavourable perceptions towards front line demonstration (FLD) and on farm trail (OFTs) was found. Over all farmers’ perceptions towards effectiveness of KVKs was medium (47.00%). Performance of training programmes and FLDs of KVK Bageshwar was found better as compared to KVK Dhakrani, whereas performance in respect of OFTs and other extension activities of KVK Dhakrani was found better as compared to KVK Bageshwar.

Keywords: Performance, Perception, Effectiveness, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).

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Rupesh Ranjan, M.A. Ansari, A.P. Verma, S. Shekhar and S. Rashit. 2017. Farmers’ Perception towards Effectiveness of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs): A Study in Uttarakhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 878-890. doi:
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