Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 1 First page : ( 126) Last page : ( 132)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00014.8
What are the Constraints in Crossbreeding Programme and Technology in Jharkhand?
The present study was conducted in 12 villages of Khunti and Hazaribagh districts of Jharkhand. Primary data were collected from 130 farmer respondents and 12 dairy officials with the help of separate well-structured interview schedules. The constraints perceived by the farmers were categorized into 6 broad groups: breeding, technical, input and service, administrative, training and miscellaneous constraints. The constraints faced during programme implementation phase were categorized into four groups namely administrative, technical, operational and financial constraints depending upon their area of relevance. These constraints were prioritized using Garrett’s Ranking Technique. Amongst the major constraints faced by farmers from different categories of constraints, the Garret Mean Score (GMS) was highest (66.36) for biased selection of beneficiaries followed by lack of interest of staff in imparting training on management of a crossbred cow (65.05). This reveals that the farmers were more serious about these two concerns which need to be immediately addressed in order to spread the adoption of crossbred technology in the state. Amongst the major constraints faced during programme implementation in the different categories, all the constraints were of equal importance having GMS of 69.00 except the one i.e. lack of transport facilities for project personnel to visit the study area (67.41). There were strong interlinkages among these constraints as one constraint leads to another.