A Study of Socio-economic Status of Swarna SUB1 Rice Variety Growers in Chandauli District of Uttar Pradesh

Amita Maurya *

Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh -221005, India.

H. N. Singh

Department of Agricultural Economics, Collage of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The study reveals the socio-economic status of Swarna sub1 rice variety growers in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh. The study was based on a survey of 60 farmers and the selection of farmers was targeted to only those who cultivated swarna sub1. The present study was conducted in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh by collecting primary data. An in-depth household survey based on purposively developed and pre-tested survey instrument was used. Simple descriptive statistics were employed, to understand the socio-economic characteristics of households. The average operational holding was 1.45 ha, and the average size of family was 5.80. The literacy was observed, 75%. More than 86% of cultivable land was engaged in rice cultivation in kharif season. Wheat and rice were the two major crops grown in the study area. The main source of irrigation was tube well and canal. Among livestock, the highest number was of calves contributes about 40% of a total number of livestock.

Keywords: Swarna SUB1 rice, Chandauli district, Uttar Pradesh, kharif season, irrigation


How to Cite

Maurya, Amita, and H. N. Singh. 2019. “A Study of Socio-Economic Status of Swarna SUB1 Rice Variety Growers in Chandauli District of Uttar Pradesh”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 29 (2):1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJAEES/2019/44078.

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