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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2776-2779

Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Insurance in Coochbehar District of West Bengal
Chakraborty, S. Ghosh, U. Rai, S. Panda, L. Das, P. K. Pal and S. Mondal*
Department of Agicultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture,
Pundibari, Coochbehar, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Crop yield and income from farm is always under frequent threat of natural disasters. Crop insurance is considered to be a basic instrument for ensuring stability of farm income by promoting and encouraging technology, investment and credit flow. Still it is not much popular among our farmers. Hence, the study was conducted to understand the attitude of the farmers towards crop insurance in the district of Coochbehar in West Bengal. The study was carried out in Mathabhanga-2 and Cooch Behar -2, blocks of Coochbehar district of West Bengal. The state, district and villages were selected purposively. From three villages namely Tenganmari, Khagribari, Bara Simulguri, Baghmara 100 respondents, were selected randomly. The variables like Age, Land holding, Farming experience, Awareness about crop insurance, Land possession type, Gross cropped area, Utilisation of information sources, Satisfaction level, Purpose of adoption, Adoption and Affordability were taken as independent variables whereas, Attitude was taken as dependent variable. Data were collected from individual farmers with interview schedule and processed through co -relation coefficient and multiple regressions. Level of satisfaction with different factors is also measured. The farmers with more gross cropped area have shown negative but significant relation with attitude towards crop insurance whereas, farmers with high satisfaction level and greater affordability have shown positive and significant relation with crop insurance programme. However, combination of all independent variables put together, could only explain 23% of variance embedded with the dependent variable, attitude of farmers towards crop insurance.

Keywords: Agriculture Insurance, Crop Insurance, Insurance

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Chakraborty, S., S. Ghosh, U. Rai, S. Panda, L. Das, P. K. Pal and Mondal, S. 2020. Attitude of Farmers towards Crop Insurance in Coochbehar District of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2776-2779. doi:
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