Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Adoption of Farmers towards Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in Udaipur Division of Rajasthan State in India

M. Kanwat, B.L. Meena, P. Suresh Kumar, M. Chargotra, A. Pareek, R.K Meena

Abstract


There has not been any major step for mass cultivation of medicinal plants in India. In this context, review of factors affecting the cultivation of medicinal plants is very important. This study has also been accomplished for the purpose of identification of socio-economic factors effective on the adoption of medicinal plants cultivation in the Udaipur division of Rajasthan, India. A survey was conducted using a stratified random sampling to collect data from farmers of selected rural in Udaipur and Chittorgarh region, Southern Rajasthan, India. The questionnaire validity and reliability were also determined to enhance the dependability of the result. The subjects under study were then divided into two groups of adopters and non-adopters. A total of 50 adopters and 40 non-adopters were studied for effective factors. Results showed that the most important socio-economic factors that influence on the adoption of medicinal plants cultivation in Udaipur division of province are age, number of farm patches, yearly income from agricultural activities and utilization system.


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