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Effect of Goat Rearing on Farmers’Income

Jasvinder Singh Soodan Sharad Kumar Amandeep Singh
Vol 10(8), 89-97

The present study was formulated to assess the role of goats in augmenting farmers income. According to the availability of individuals belonging to weaker sections, four villages namely Qutab Nizam, Chohala, Gagian and Kadyal of R.S. Pura Block of Jammu District were selected purposively for the study. Farmers belonging to scheduled caste category sustaining below poverty line were selected. The action research methodology clubbed with pretest-posttest research design was used for assessing the impact of goats in augmenting farmer’s income. Two adult does of Beetal breed were provided to each of 32 selected beneficiaries along with one buck in each village for breeding purpose. The significant differences (p<0.01) in income level of farmers were observed even when the goats were kept on sub-optimal production conditions. Significant value of t-test suggested the significant increase of income by introduction of goats to the rural farmers. The study was concluded with the impression that goat rearing has significant effect in augmenting farmers’income.

Keywords : Beetal Economic Empowerment Farmers Goats Income

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