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Impact of PAU Tree Growers Association of Punjab in Terms of Economic, Personal, Technical and Social Benefits

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 560-564
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-107
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Hamidullah Amiry and Lavleesh Garg
Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab
Corresponding author’s email: hamidamiry-ee@pau.edu

ABSTRACT
The present study was undertaken to determine the benefits derived by the respondents being a member of the PAU Tree Growers Association with a sample size of a total of 80 members of the association. The data were collected using an interview schedule pertaining to the benefits derived by the members. The results of the study revealed that the majority of the respondents had derived high technical benefits (96.25 percent), high personal benefits (86.25 percent), high social benefits (70 percent), and medium economic benefits (51.25 percent). Between the various benefits derived by them, technical benefits emerged as the major benefits (mean score =142.4) followed by social benefits (mean score=140.45), personal benefits (mean score=133), and economic benefits (mean score=98.44). Overall the members obtained high benefits from the association (56.25 percent).

Keywords
Agro-forestry, association, economic and social benefits, technical knowledge, tree growers.

JEL Codes
Q13, Q21, Q23, Q26, Q28, R14.

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