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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017
Potato Growers on the Basis of Work Profile involved in Potato Cultivation Activities
Abstract: Potato is one of the most important food crops grown in more than 100 countries in the world. Over one billion people consume potato worldwide and it is the staple diet of half a billion people in developing countries. Present study entitled Potato Growers on the Basis of Work Profile Involved in Potato Cultivation Activities The pre-coded interview schedule was constructed in order to elicit information needed to obtain the objectives of the study. Multistage purposive random sampling technique was followed to select the state, district, blocks and finally respondents. District Kannauj is purposively selected as this is one of the largest potato producer districts while two blocks namely Kannauj and Jalabad were randomly selected. Two villages from each selected block i. e. Basirapur and Mahmoadpur paith from Kannauj and, Badlepurwa and Kheda from Jalalabad, selected randomly. Forty farmers from each selected village, Total sample size 160 respondents were randomly selected for final data collection. About nineteen per cent respondents were having tractors followed by 14.37 per cent respondents having electric tube well. Majority (66.25 %) respondents carried their produce to the market by bullock-carts. Little less than forty per cent respondents were dependent on river water for irrigation. Majority (48.75 %) of respondents were getting cash wage on daily basis. About 29.38 per cent respondents were engaged in potato cultivation from 10-20 years. While maximum (40.63 %) respondents were following maize-potato-tomato crop rotation.
Keywords: Potato Growers, Work Profile, Work Experience, Potato Cultivation Activities
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,
Pages: 1132 - 1134