Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 6 (december 2015) : 855-859

Study on behavioural changes among women SHGs and their impact on adoption of scientific practices in dairying

Parvinder Sharma, Kuppusamy Ponnusamy*, Rajiv Baliram Kale
1<p>Dairy Extension Diveision,&nbsp;ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, India.</p>
Cite article:- Sharma Parvinder, Ponnusamy* Kuppusamy, Kale Baliram Rajiv (2015). Study on behavioural changes among women SHGs and their impact on adoption of scientific practices in dairying . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(6): 855-859. doi: 10.18805/ijar.5722.

The study brings out the evaluation of behavioural construct of 56 members from four self help groups (SHGs) in Karnal district of Haryana, India at two point of time (before and after situation). Comparison of the mean values of both before and after situation using t-statistics (values ranging from 2.25 to 5.50) indicated the positive trend of members for improving their livelihood options. Members were imparted training on scientific dairy farming (SDF) and milk products preparation (MPP). The data revealed that most of the women adopted the SDF practices and MPP technologies which have increased their income through sale of milk and indirectly saving of money by milk products prepared at home. An innovative model involving fortnightly interaction between experts and farm women over a period of 2 to 3 years through group dynamics approach could not only bring a sustainable dairy farming but also a responsible citizenship among villagers.

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