Study the Socioeconomic Characteristics of Maize Grower in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, India

RA Thombare *

Department of Agricultural Economics, VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.

JB Tawale

Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Osmanabad, VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.

GM Bodakhe

Department of Agricultural Economics, VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study was designed to study the socioeconomic characteristics in Aurangabad district has been purposively selected for the study because Vaijapur and Gangapur tehsils having highest area under maize crop as compared to other tehsils in the Aurangabad district. The average age of the maize grower was 30 -40 years. This indicated that, maize growers were in adult age group. The educational status was evaluated which shows 5 per cent maize growers were illiterate. It is revealed that, 25 per cent were primary school level, 11.67 per cent were at college level, 11.67 per cent at SSC level, 46.66 per cent at HSC level. This indicated that the maize growers in the study area were educated, upto college level. In case of maize growers, that in case of maize growers, 95 per cent of the farmers sole occupation was Agriculture. While 1.66 per cent farmers were   involved in both Agriculture and Business, and 3.34 per cent were involved in   agriculture and service. In case of kharif maize growers, it was seen that, 35.02 per cent male, 31.91 per cent female, and 33.07 per cent of children. The maize growers had livestock within their farm. About 31.15 per cent had one bullock pair, 33.96 per cent of buffalo, 34.89 per cent of cow respectively. In case of maize growers, 33.34 per cent of the sample farmers had less than 2 hectares of land holding and 48.33 per cent of the farmers had 2 to 4 hectares of   land while 18.33 per cent of the sample farmers had more than 4 hectare of land holding. The means majority of the farmers having 2 to 4 ha farmers. The proportionate irrigated area   was 94.19 per cent. Net sown area was 100 per cent. While Gross cropped area was 100 per cent and cropping intensity was 143.21. The proportionate area under maize crop was 17.80 per cent. Followed by cotton, onion and wheat was 23.40, 14.11, 11.21, per cent. This indicated that, the cropping pattern of the maize growers was dominated by maize alone. The cropping intensity 143.21.

Keywords: Maize, socioeconomic characteristics, cropping pattern, land holding


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Thombare, R., Tawale, J., & Bodakhe, G. (2024). Study the Socioeconomic Characteristics of Maize Grower in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, India. Asian Research Journal of Agriculture, 17(2), 278–283. https://doi.org/10.9734/arja/2024/v17i2448

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