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Systematic Rice Intensification in Bihar among Santhal Tribals An Econometric Study of Panel Data

Publisher: Indian Institute of Management Kashipur

The study shows rice intensification (SRI) among 101 Santhal tribal households in Chakai block, Jamui district of Bihar about 2/5thof the observed agricultural income gains appear due to higher labour productivity, use of irrigation and improved soil crop management. The farmers seem to keen adopter of technology, and have absorbed well improved farm practices advocated by Action for Social Action, a Bhopal based agriculture extension agency working in Jamui. The study shows that to sustain farm yield among small holders, there is an urgent need for reliable extension service, greater access to credit from mainstream banks, and introduction of water efficient crops and irrigation practices.

Author(s): Manab Chakraborty | Views(400)

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