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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2437-2444

Socio Economic Status of Sheep Farmers in Western Ghat Region of Virudhunagar District Tamil Nadu, India
G. Srinivasan* and K. Roopa
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai- 600 051, India
*Corresponding author

A study on socio economic status of sheep farmers was conducted in western ghat region, Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu, India. Three blocks namely Watrap, Rajapalayam and Srivilliputhur blocks and three villages from each of the block were selected randomly. In each village, 30 sheep farmers were randomly selected. Data was collected through pre tested questionnaire method. The study revealed that most of the sheep farmers in the western ghat region of Virudhunagar district belonged to age group of 35 to 50 years were illiterate and lived in a nucleus family. Nearly 86.29% of sheep farmers were landless but 89.63% owned house, average flock size was more than 50, and were maintained by grazing for more than 6 hours per day. The farmers depend on government dispensary for veterinary health care. Percentage of only one member of family engaged in sheep farming was 82.59%. Most of the sheep farmers had more than 10 years of experience and were not exposed to any scientific training. Further, they did not wish to attend training to improve their socio economic status. It is suggested that there is a huge opportunity for the farmers of Western Ghat region in Virudhunagar district to apply scientific knowledge and approaches in sheep farming to uplift their socio-economic status.

Keywords: Sheep farmers, socio economic status, Virudhunagar, Western Ghat

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Srinivasan, G. and Roopa, K. 2020. Socio Economic Status of Sheep Farmers in Western Ghat Region of Virudhunagar District Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2437-2444. doi:
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