AWARENESS OF FARMERS TOWARDS THE AGRICULTURAL SCHEMES OF GOVT.: A STUDY ON DHENKANAL DISTRICT, ODISHA
Mr. Manas Kumar Sethi, Dr. Santosh Kumar Biswal
RESEARCH SCHOLAR, UTKAL UNIVERSITY
Agricultural development is the yardstick of the growth and development of the Indian Economy. In order to boost agriculture, various schemes have been implemented by the state as well as the central government for the welfare and livelihood of farmers. However, due to a lack of awareness, some farmers are unable to avail the benefits of those government schemes. So, proper awareness among the farmers is required for their upliftment through various government schemes. This study aims at understanding the awareness of the farmers towards the agricultural schemes of the central and state government and to identify the sources of their awareness. Random Sampling Technique is followed and Primary data are collected from the structured questionnaire and personal visits to the farmers in the study area during the period Oct-2022 to Dec-2022. Out of the total respondents, 55.6 % of the farmers are aware of the available govt. schemes in the study area. Out of these, the source of awareness for the majority of the farmers is television followed by newspaper and radio. Proper education and training are required for availing the benefits of the welfare schemes and the overall development of the farmers.
Keywords: Agricultural Schemes, Farmerâ€™s Awareness, Agricultural Development, Sustainable Development, Economic Growth.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2023-02-13