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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3428-3435

Perceived Impact of Coconut Climbing Equipment on Income Generation of Rural Youths in Karnataka India
Venkatesha, D. Raghupathi* and V. B. Sanath Kumar
College of Agriculture, VC Farm, Mandya, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Rural youth are showing less interest in farming as it not provider of employment round the year. They are migrating to Urban cities/towns in search of jobs for their income earning and livelihood. This phenomenon badly affected the agriculture sector not only in Karnataka state but across the India. To provide skill training for the rural youth Govt. launched several initiatives among them imparting skill trainings is one.  The coconut Development Board (CDB) organized a vacation skill training to rural youth to retain the youth in agriculture. One such program was organized in association with KVKs across the Country. Similar kind of program was done by KVK, Mandya, Karnataka during 2013-14. A total of 220 youths were trained using coconut climbing equipment to harvest tender and matured nuts. A research study was conducted during 2018 in Mandya district with an objective of finding the perceived impact of coconut climbing equipment on income generation by respondents. A pretested and structured interview schedule was developed to collect data from respondents. The results of the study revealed that majority of the respondents had earned Rs. 10,000 per annum by using coconut climbing equipment. Few respondents travelled outside their home place up to 50kms distance for income earning. Regarding constraints expressed in using of equipment, many of the respondents expressed health problem such as knee, thigh and shoulder pain while using equipment and the utility of coconut climbing equipment was seasonal and not regular to earn income.

Keywords: Coconut climbing equipment, Income generation, Distance travelled, Family size, Land holding, Education level

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Venkatesha, M., D. Raghupathi and Sanath Kumar, V. B. 2020. Perceived Impact of Coconut Climbing Equipment on Income Generation of Rural Youths in Karnataka IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3428-3435. doi:
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