SUMAN SHARMA*, J. P. LAKHERA, L. S. BARETH AND MANMEET KAUR
Department of Extension Education, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner-334 006
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(Received : January 18, 2017; Accepted : March 20, 2017)
The credit of growth in the livestock sector goes to women. Contribution of farm women in agriculture is likely to be around 50 to 60%. Animal husbandry is generally considered as a job of women where numbers of activities are performed by them. The feeding, cleaning and milking of dairy animals the care of young animals and administration of medicines are done mostly by women. The present study was conducted in Bikaner district of Rajasthan to find out the association between extent of adoption of women respondents about improved cattle management practices. A list of women engaged in cattle management practices was procured from Uttari Rajasthan Sahkari Dugdh Utpadak Sangh Limited (URMUL). The respondents were selected by using proportionate random sampling procedure from 18 dairy co-operative societies of six selected milk procurement routes. Therefore, a total number of 120 women respondents of dairy co-operative societies were drawn for the present investigation. Data were collected with the help of pre-tested semi-structured interview schedule. The findings of the study revealed that age, caste, education, size of land holding, family type and family size were significantly associated with adoption of respondents.
Key words :Adoption, association, dairy co-operative societies, URMUL