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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 7, Part D (2020)

Personal and socio-economic status of sericulture farmers in Krishnarajpet taluk of Mandya district

Author(s)
R Ajay Kumar, HT Megha, S Shreyas, B Sannappa and KG Manjunath
Abstract
Sericulture is an agrarian small-scale industry suits to both marginal and small land holders and fetches high returns and creates employment to family members. The studies conducted earlier inferred that personal and socio-economic status of silkworm cocoon producers contribute greatly to the knowledge and adoption levels of mulberry and cocoon production practices. In this context, a study has been conducted in Krishnarajpet taluk of Mandya district of Karnataka state, India to know the personal and socio-economic status of sericulture farmers. Information pertaining to the current investigation was collected from 50 farmers in seven villages through formal discussion using interview schedule. The study revealed that majority of the respondent farmers had small family size and very few farmers possess medium family size. Majority of the farmers had primary and high school level of education and very few farmers had college level of education. In respect of mulberry land holding, large group of farmers holds less than one acre and very few farmers own more than two acres of land. Notably, majority of the farmers did not evince interest in social activities, of which only few farmers were actively involved in milk cooperative societies and mahila mandal. In respect of taking part in extension activities, large chunk of farmers took part in meetings, field visits, farmers training, demonstration, exhibitions, field days and educational tours.
Pages: 273-277  |  239 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
R Ajay Kumar, HT Megha, S Shreyas, B Sannappa, KG Manjunath. Personal and socio-economic status of sericulture farmers in Krishnarajpet taluk of Mandya district. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(7):273-277.
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