TAILIEUCHUNG - Role of agri-input dealers in transfer of technology

The research study was conducted to study the role of the agri-input dealers in transfer of technology in Southern Telangana zone of Telangana state. The study revealed that more than half () of the agri-input dealers have perceived medium role, followed by high role () and low role () in transfer of technology. When comes to manifest role more than half () of the agri-input dealers had 501 to 1000 farmers as customers, 30 to 60 farmers visiting the shop per day for more than half () of the agri-input dealers, more than half () of the agri-input dealers have made 6 to 10 field visits to farmer fields per month, more than two fifth () of the farmers were orally expressing the problem to the agri-input dealers, nearly half of the () technical assistance is provided by the agri-input dealers on pesticides, more than two fifth () of pesticides were sold by the agri-input dealers in their shops, nearly half () of farmers purchase inputs by direct contact of agri-input dealer. | 2019 8 2 2383-2388 EXCELLENT PUBLISHERS International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 02 2019 Journal homepage http Original Research Article https Role of Agri-Input Dealers in Transfer of Technology U. Kiran Kumar Reddy . Satya Gopal V. Sailaja and . Prasad Department of Agricultural Extension . Agricultural College Tirupati 517502 Andhra Pradesh India Corresponding author ABSTRACT Keywords Manifest role Agriinput dealers Article Info Accepted 18 January 2019 Available Online 10 February 2019 The research study was conducted to study the role of the agri-input dealers in transfer of technology in Southern Telangana zone of Telangana state. The study revealed that more than half of the agri-input dealers have perceived medium role followed by high role and low role in transfer of technology. When comes to manifest role more than half of the agri-input dealers had 501 to 1000 farmers as customers 30 to 60 farmers visiting the shop per day for more than half of the agri-input dealers more than half of the agri-input dealers have made 6 to 10 field visits to farmer fields per month more than two fifth of the farmers were orally expressing the problem to the agri-input dealers nearly half of the technical assistance is provided by the agri-input dealers on pesticides more than two fifth of pesticides were sold by the agri-input dealers in their shops nearly half of farmers purchase inputs by direct contact of agri-input dealer. Introduction Today India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors accounted for per cent of the GDP Gross Domestic Product in 2017 about 53 per cent of the workforce Economic Survey Report 2017-2018 . The economic contribution of agriculture to India s GDP is steadily declining with the country s broadbased .