Socio Economic Status of the Goat Farmers in Fringe Villages of Western Ghat in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-5224    | Article Id: D-5224 | Page : 358-363
Citation :- Socio Economic Status of the Goat Farmers in Fringe Villages of Western Ghat in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu.Agricultural Science Digest.2021.(41):358-363
G. Srinivasan, K. Roopa govisri4@gmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Nutrition, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 051, Tamil Nadu, India.
Submitted Date : 28-05-2020
Accepted Date : 2-10-2020


Background: Goat farming is highly viable and Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu has 10 blocks out of which three blocks are situated in the foot hills of Western Ghat. There are no data available regarding Socio economic status of Goat farmers residing in foothill region of western ghat. Hence, this study was aimed to study the Socio economic status of Goat farmers in fringe villages of Western Ghat in Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu.
Methods: Three blocks are situated in the foot hills of Western Ghat. In each block, three fringe villages near to the Western Ghat were selected randomly. In each village, 30 goat farmers were selected randomly, a total of 270 farmers were selected randomly and data were collected by personal interview through pre tested questionnaire. 
Result: Most of the goat farmers were between 35 to 50 years of age, owned house, lived as nucleus family, 86% of them were landless. Most of them were illiterate and not exposed to training centre. Hence, it is suggested that government or any other agency take necessary steps to expose them to scientific farming which will improve their socio economic status.


Fringe village Goat farmers Socio economic status Western ghat


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