International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2020)
Effects of factors influencing extension contacts on agricultural productivity
Sanjib Kumar Hota
The agricultural extension service plays an important role not only in recommending on the appropriate use of inputs but also for maximizing the output at minimum cost. But despite the bare necessity of extension service in rural area for optimizing the farm productivity, most of the farms (irrespective of size groups) are deprived of getting the effective extension service. Thus, an attempt has been made in this paper to analyse the perception of the farmers on the significant importance of various factors influencing extension contacts and their impact on productivity. The Primary data collected from 474 sample farms (during the year 2014-15) of three different agro-climatic zones such as irrigated, semi-irrigated and non-irrigated areas located in three different blocks of Bargarh district of Odisha under Hirakud Command Area have been analyzed by factor analysis and the resultant factors were regressed with Rice productivity to observe their impact on productivity. The factors (clubbed into certain broad factors in each categories of extension parameters) such as Efficiency of Government Staff for Extension support Services, Farmers’ Awareness by Institutions on farming technology and Government policies, Formal and informal sources of delivering extension services and Effective Promotional Support Service for Extension are found having positive and significant effects on the agricultural productivity in the area under study.
How to cite this article:
Sanjib Kumar Hota. Effects of factors influencing extension contacts on agricultural productivity. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(1):78-86.