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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(12): 404-415
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.045


Decentralized Agricultural Planning in Kerala- Process and Determinants of Efficacy
K. Abdul Jabbar* and Jiju P. Alex
Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural university, Thrissur- 686656, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The long-drawn process of institutionalization of decentralized planning in Kerala has impacted grass root level agricultural development in several ways. The regular interactions of officials and farmers in the process significantly have influenced service delivery to the public forming innovative solutions, fruitful experiences and institutional learnings. But there is an urgent need to scale up farmer participation in the process by enhancing efficacy of the process of institutionalisation. Delineation of the determinants of the efficacy of decentralised agricultural planning at grass root level in Kerala is of utmost importance to address various dimensions of the institutionalisation process lagging behind and to enhance efficacy. It was done based on a set of dimensions selected through literature review and expert rating. Among various steps, integration of projects, finalisation of annual plan by the local governments, formation of panchayath planning committee, consolidation of local plans to district plans and prioritisation and resource allocation by local bodies received low perceived efficacy scores. The factor analysis of the data delineated development-participation inter dependence, group decision making & performance, experience -accountability capabilities, and knowledge mediationas four factors explaining maximum variance in the perceived efficacy of institutionalization of decentralized planning in agriculture in Kerala.


Keywords: Decentralization, Agricultural planning, Efficacy determinants, Institutionalization
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Abdul Jabbar, P. K. and Jiju P. Alex. 2021. Decentralized Agricultural Planning in Kerala- Process and Determinants of Efficacy.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(12): 404-415. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1012.045