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Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development
Year : 2010, Volume : 25, Issue : 1
First page : ( 111) Last page : ( 116)
Print ISSN : 0971-2062.

Adoption of Dryland Technology

Benal Deepak, Patel M.M, Jain M.P, Singh V.B

College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Indore, 452 001, Madhya Pradesh

Abstract

The study was conducted in four villages (Hinotia Khurd, Pipliya Thaper, Baroli and Jetpura) of Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, where the activities of dry land project had been conducted. The study revealed that majority of the farmers belonged to medium level of adoptation of recommended dryland agricultural technology group. The study also revealed that out of fourteen independent variables, nine variables viz., education, information source utilization, extension participation, mass media exposure, cosmopoliteness, economic motivation, attitude towards modern technology, scientific orientation and innovativeness had positive and significant relationship with adoption of dryland technology while, three variables viz; age, operational land holding and total annual income had significant negative relationship. Education and innovativeness were also found to contribute significantly in increasing adoption of dryland technology.

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Key Words

Dryland technology, adoption, constraints, farmers’ profile.

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