PROFILE ANALYSIS OF MEMBERS OF FARMER GROUPS IN WARANGAL DISTRICT OF TELANGANA, INDIAD. Karthik, A. Sailaja and R. Vasantha
Groups are the structures formed for mutual help and accomplishment of special goals. Today in the context of changing scenario of agriculture farmer groups can play significant role in farmer acquire skills, access inputs, form enterprises, process and market the produce to gain profit. The present study is conducted in Warangal District of Telangana to analyse the socio economic characteristics of members of farmer groups. Three farmers groups were selected for the study namely Rythu Mitra Groups (G1), farmer groups of NGOs (G2) and Commodity interest groups (G3). For meeting the objective to study profile characteristics of members of these groups primary data was collected through schedule prepared containing variables of personal and group related characteristics. An Ex-post facto research design was followed for the study. Sampling procedure followed was stratified quota sampling. A total of 40 farmers from each were selected for the study, hence a total of 120 farmers were selected for the study. The study reveals majority of respondents of G1had high school education with medium farming experience, received medium training and medium group cohesiveness. In case of respondents of G2 majority of respondents had high school education with medium farming experience with medium training and high group cohesiveness. In case of G3 had primary school education with medium farming experience, low training received and low group cohesiveness.
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