Effect of KVK Interventions on Knowledge and Adoption of Scientific Rice Production TechnologiesJournal: International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAAST) (Vol.2, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2014-02-28
Authors : Ashok Kumar;
Page : 34-40
Keywords : Knowledge; Adoption and Interventions of Programme;
The present study was concentrated at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Araria. For the selection of respondents, out of a total of 857 beneficiaries of various Programmes of KVK, Araria (during the year 2012-13), 100 respondents (20 respondents from each five adopted villages) were selected randomly. A questionnaire was prepared and after that data related were collected through personal interview. The data collected were processed, tabulated and analysed by using appropriate statistical tools like percentage. Here, a total of thirteen improved practices were selected as criteria to evaluate the respondents for extent of knowledge gained and adoption of paddy production technologies as a result of various interventions of KVK, Araria i.e. On Farm Trials (OFT), Frontline Demonstrations (FLD), Trainings, Field Days, Kisan Choupals, Diagnostic visits, Exposure Visits, Popular articles and lecture delivered as resource person. A perusal of the table-3 indicates that after intervention of KVK, maximum percentage of gain in knowledge was 86% but technology adoption was 69% in Water management followed by 83% and 52% in seed treatment; 79% & 27% in Harvesting techniques;74% & 59% in Methods and time of transplanting; 68% & 51% in Methods of raising seedling; 62% & 47% in Field preparation; 58% & 35% in Field preparation; 54% & 45% in Integrated nutrient management;51% & 31% in Post-harvest management; 41% & 36 in Weed management; 36% & 31% in Integrated pest management; 53% & 24% in Selection of variety and the least was 32% & 27% in Integrated disease management.
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