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Problems Faced by the Farmers regarding Adoption of Water Saving Technologies in Patiala District of Punjab

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Navdeep Kaur, Prabhjot Kaur, and Pankaj Kumar

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 4
First page : ( 787) Last page : ( 792)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00206.7

Problems Faced by the Farmers regarding Adoption of Water Saving Technologies in Patiala District of Punjab

Kaur Navdeep, Kaur Prabhjot, Kumar Pankaj*
Department of Agricultural Extension, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004, (India)

*Corresponding author’s email: shelleypankaj@pau.edu

JELCodes: O13, Q10, Q16, Q24, Q25, Q32, Q56

Online published on 12 December, 2016.

Abstract
The study was undertaken with the objective of examine the problems faced by farmers regarding adoption of water saving technologies and to get suggestions from them. In order to achieve the objectives of the study six villages from two blocks of Patiala were selected purposively. Twenty farmers from each village were selected randomly. Thus, a total of one hundred twenty farmers were selected for this study. Finding of the study revealed that most of the respondents were in the age group of 41–52 years, educated up to matric and had operational land holding of 10–25 acres. Majority of the respondents belonged to low mass media exposure, extension contacts, and participation in extension activities. Weeds were the major problem faced by the respondents in direct seeded rice. Majority of zero tillage in wheat adopters had faced problem in management of rice straw to clean their fields. In zero tillage, more than half of the respondents faced problem of rodent attack in their field and lack of access to required information was found to be the major constraint faced by adopters. In laser leveler, high rent and non availability of laser leveler were the problems faced by the respondents.

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