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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (571) Last page : (573)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5747

Socio-Economic Characteristics of Sugarcane Growers in Hamirpur District of Uttar Pradesh

Dheerendra Kumar*, A. S. Maurya, Jagatpal, Sanjay Kumar1 and Gaurav Kumar
Department of Agricultural Extension & Communication, SVPUA&T Modipuram, Meerut, U.P. 250110
1Department of Agronomy, SVPUA&T Modipuram, Meerut, U.P. 250110
*Corresponding Author E-mail: dheerendrakumar0692@gmail.com
Received: 21.09.2017  |  Revised: 19.10.2017   |  Accepted: 23.10.2017  


The present investigation was carried out during the year 2014-15 in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh to know the socio-economic characteristics of sugarcane growers. A total of 120 sugarcane growers constituted the sample size for the study and data were collected randomly by means of personal interview with the help of pre structured schedule. the result depicted that the majority of the sugarcane growers (70.83 per cent) were old age group, can read and write (33.33 per cent), belonged to other backward castes (73.33 per cent), (66.66 per cent) belonging to joint family system and  50.00 per cent were having 5 to 13 members in family, 41.66 per cent  having participation in only one organizational or social activities, 58.33 per cent belonged to less than 1.0 hectare land holding size and 41.66 per cent were having obtained 150 to 200 per cent cropping intensity,  50.00 per cent were use as big dairy consisting more than 14 milch animals, 66.66 per cent were having medium material possession with 62.50 per cent modern farm power & implements. Respondents were found such who had the earning annual income of range between 50,000 to 1,00,000/-. It was found that maximum respondents (45.83 per cent) high mass media exposure consisting more than 10 sources of information.

Key words: Socio-economic, Sugarcane, Growers.

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Cite this article: Kumar, D., Maurya, A.S., Jagatpal, Kumar, S. and Kumar, G., Socio-Economic Characteristics of Sugarcane Growers in Hamirpur District of Uttar Pradesh, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 571-573 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5747