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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(11): 322-327
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1011.036


Level of Knowledge of Farm Women in Production of Vermicompost
Poree Saikia*
Department of Extension and Communication Management, College of Community Science, Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat- 13, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

With the global concerns of safe foods, the concept of organic manure was introduced to the farmers. Organic manure provides a solution to the alarming environmental damage caused by chemical fertilizers. The residues of chemical fertilizer are not only percolating into the soil but have moved into the reservoirs of water, rivers and streams. Among various sources of organic manure, vermicompost have been recognized as having considerable potential as soil amendments and also source of generating additional income along with the already known environmental benefits. Farm women play an important role in farm enterprises. Since immemorial women support to the family by earning and undertaking various type of work. Farm women are considered as invisible works force in various agricultural operations. And by looking to the benefit of organic manure, most of the farm women of Jorhat District started producing vermicompost in their homes. Thus the study was undertaken to see the Level of knowledge of farm women in production of vermicompost. The present study was conducted in Jorhat District of Assam. A total of 100 farm women were selected who were engaged in production of vermicompost. Data collection was done by using interview cum questionnaire. The study revealed that majority 67 per cent had medium level of knowledge in production of vermicompost. The findings also revealed that education and organisational membership had close association with knowledge of vermicompost.


Keywords: Vermicompost, Knowledge, Farm women, Organic manure and Agriculture
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Poree Saikia. 2021. Level of Knowledge of Farm Women in Production of Vermicompost.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(11): 322-327. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1011.036