PERCEIVED FEASIBILITY OF DAIRY FARMING SYSTEM IN HARYANA STATE
SAROJ KUMARI*, NISHI SETHI AND VINAY MEHALA
Department of Extension Education and Communication Management
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : saroj208@gmail.com)
(Received : 20 August 2017; Accepted : 10 September 2017)

SUMMARY

Dairying is one of the important enterprises, which supports the rural households by providing gainful employment and steady income. The importance of milk and milk products for the physical development and well-being of human beings is universally recognized. In India, women’s involvement in livestock management is a longstanding tradition and dairy farming has been an integral part of homestead farming system. The present study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana state. From Hisar district, two blocks–Adampur and Hisar-I were selected randomly. From selected blocks, two villages, namely, Siswal from Adampur and Dabra from Hisar-1 were selected by random technique. From each selected village, 50 women were selected randomly, thus making a total sample of 100 women. From selected villages, 20 women who were interested in training on dairy farming were selected purposively. Feasibility of dairy farming revealed that majority of dairy farming was perceived ‘as very easy to understand and use’ by 59 per cent followed by 78 per cent who perceived dairy farming as ‘most profitable’, physical/cultural compatibility of dairy farming was perceived as most compatible by 35 per cent respondents, (45%) somewhat observable, triability was perceived by 45 per cent respondents who found most triable.

Key words: Perceived feasibility, dairy farming, women

Forage Res. 43(2) 141-144