Article Id: ARCC284 | Page : 85-91
Citation :- ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR OF VEGETABLE GROWERS.Agricultural Science Digest.2013.(33):85-91
R.P. Wankhade, M.A. Sagane and D.M. Mankar
Address : Department of Extension Education, P. D. K. V., Akola - 444 104, India.


The present study  was carried out in Akola district of Maharashtra State. An exploratory design of social research was used. A sample of 100 vegetable growers as respondents were drawn and information obtained from them was considered for tabulation and analysis of data. Findings revealed that majority of the vegetable growers had medium level in all entrepreneurial traits/attributes. The overall entrepreneurial behavior was found to be of medium level. All the entrepreneurial attributes namely risk taking, hope of success, persusability, manageability, self confidence, knowledgeability, persistence, feedback usage, innovativeness, and achievement motivation. were having significant contribution in entrepreneurial behavior. Price fluctuation in the market, no provision of vegetable crop insurance, exploitation by middleman, non availability of labour at the time of harvesting of vegetables, high input cost, inadequate extension services, insufficient electricity, reducing water table and non availability of quality planting (seedling) material were the major constraints faced by vegetable growers.


Entrepreneurial attributes Entrepreneurial behaviour Constraints vegetable growerss.


  1. Anonymous. (1981). Entreprenur’s handbook, Technonet Asia, U.P. Institute for Small Scale Industries, Singapore. NISIFT Library: 338.93: (021)/TEC/84/21477.
  2. Ajyadurai, K. (1999). Women entrepreneurs in India: A review. Women Entrepreneurship-Issues and Strategies. M. Soundrapandian. Kanishka Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi. p.4-9.
  3. Devi, L.A. (1986). Time utilization pattern of rural farm women. Indian Journal of Adult Education. 38(1) : 13.
  4. McClelland, D.C. (1961). The achieving society. Vakils Feffer and Simons Pvt. Ltd., Bombay.
  5. Mishra, S.P. (1979). A study of farm entrepreneurship in a backward district of Bihar. Ph.D. Thesis (Unpublished). IARI, New Delhi.
  6. Murali, K. (1997). A study on entrepreneurs in floriculture. M.Sc. Thesis (Unpublished) IARI, New Delhi.
  7. Palmurugan M., Anita Jhamtani and Padaria R.N. (2008). Entreprenurial behaviour of Vanilla gowers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Indian Journal of Extension Education. 44(1&2) : 58-64.
  8. Seethalakshmi, M. (1999). Women Entrepreneurs in dairying. Women Entrepreneurship-Issues and Strategies. M. Soundrapandian. Kanishka Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi. p.47.
  9. Taneja, Satish and Gupta,S.L. (2001). Entrepreneurs cevelopment-new venture creation. Galgotia Publishing Company, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. p. 45-55.
  10. Timmons, Jeffri, M. (1998). A Publication of women entrepreneurship at entrepreneurs workshop by IARI, New Delhi. p. 23-27.
  11. Yadav, Bimlesh. (1998). Perception and constraints of women entrepreneurs under DWCRA scheme. M.Sc. Thesis (Unpublished). CCSHAU, Hisar.

Global Footprints