RAJESH DAHIYA* AND SARDUL SINGH MANN
Department of Extension Education & Communication Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : March 27, 2018; Accepted : May 10, 2018)
In India, dairy occupies an important place in agricultural economy. It is supplementary and complimentary enterprise to crop farming and integrated wheat crop production sector. Women are involved at various levels in almost all animal husbandry operations. Self help groups form a base for self-employment and development of socio- economic conditions of the groups. Keeping this in mind, the present study was conducted in Fatehabad district of Haryana state under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna projects. Intervention package on dairy technology and milk processing was provided along with exposure visits to two self help groups. Training effectiveness index was calculated on two parameters viz., utility and coverage of subject matter during training, which was found 69.06%, speaks of useful training content and utility to women farmers. Perceived feasibility of dairy technology and milk processing was found 80.75% on innovation attributes. Mineral mixture supplement was perceived useful in dairy technology by women farmers. They perceived that it protected animals from parasites and diseases (80.0%), and timely reproduction in animals (86.66%) and improved quality and quantity of milk by 76.66%.
Key words : Milk processing, perceived feasibility, training effectiveness, intervention, self help groups