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Knowledge Level and Attitude of Summer Mung Farmers Towards Front Line Demonstration in Punjab

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Lavleesh Garg and G.S. Aulakh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1a
First page : ( 543) Last page : ( 546)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00120.7

Knowledge Level and Attitude of Summer Mung Farmers Towards Front Line Demonstration in Punjab

Garg Lavleesh*, Aulakh G.S.
KVK, Ferozpur-152001

*Corresponding author’s email: lovleeshgarg@gmail.com

JEL Codes Q00, Q01, Q55

Online published on 26 April, 2016.

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Front Line Demonstration is one of the most important and powerful tool for transfer of technology. Keeping this in view of an effective extension approach of FLDs for dissemination of summer mung technology, an impact assessment of FLDs conducted by KVK, Ferozepur from 2009 to 2012 was assessed. An impact evaluation was based on the comparison of beneficiary and non-beneficiary respondents with reference to increase in knowledge level of beneficiary farmers and their attitude towards improved moong bean production technologies. It was found that the level of knowledge of beneficiary farmers regarding different improved summer mung production technologies was higher than non-beneficiary ranging from 12.00 per cent of high yielding variety to 52.00 percent of spacing. The overall significant difference was found in knowledge level of beneficiary and non beneficiary farmers. The attitude towards front line demonstrations by beneficiary and non-beneficiary farmers has favoured the opinion towards concept of FLDs. The mean knowledge score of beneficiaries was 8.63, where as non-beneficiarires knowledge maen score was 5.44 which was significant statistically. The study revealed that means attitude score of demonstration farmers was 7.09, whereas the mean attitude score of other farmers was 6.80. The difference between the value was found to be non-significant statistically.