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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 37 issue 2 (june 2017) : 127-131

Attitude of farmers’ towards Photovoltaic Water Pumping System in Haryana

Anil Kumar*, Ashok Kumar Godara
1<p>Deptt. of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, Haryana, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kumar* Anil, Godara Kumar Ashok (2017). Attitude of farmers&rsquo; towards Photovoltaic Water Pumping System in Haryana . Agricultural Science Digest. 37(2): 127-131. doi: 10.18805/asd.v37i2.7987.

The study was conducted in purposively selected Hisar, Rohtak and Jhajjar districts of Haryana state with selected 61, 47 and 33 number of Photovoltaic Water Pumping System ( PWPS) adopted farmers from each district, respectively and an equal number of non beneficiaries adjoining to the beneficiaries’ farm were also selected randomly. In this way a total number of 282 respondents i.e. 141 beneficiaries and 141 non-beneficiaries were included in the sample for the study. Majority of (58.16 %) adopted and (47.52 %) non adopted respondents had favourable attitude towards PWPS. Land holding, education, farm power, socio-economic status, extension contact, source of income, risk orientation, change proneness and fatalism / scienticism were found to be positive and significant correlation of adopted respondents. However, in case of non adopted farmers only three variables viz., extension contact, source of income and change proneness were found to be positive and significant correlation with the farmers attitude towards PWPS. The study revealed that education, farm power, socio-economic status, extension contact, source of income, and risk orientation were found to have positive and significant regression coefficient. In case of non adopted farmers, education, socio-economic status and source of income were found to have positive and significant relationship with the attitude towards PWPS.

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