Adoption of Farm Mechanization in a Developing Economy

by Bhatia, Bhim Sen

ISBN: 9789354610295
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 6095.00
Biblio : vii+174p., 34 tabls., 8 figs., 23 cm

Author Profile

Dr. B.S. Bhatia combines in him active experience of 25 years in transfer of technology, research, training and guiding. Currently on the faculty of the Punjab Agricultural University as Extension Specialist (Farm Machinery), he has already authored one textbook, three extension bulletins and 26 research of magazine articles. He has also conducted five problem focussed research studies on rural communities and presented many papers in professional conferences, symposia and seminars. Particularly, his study on thresher accidents evoked a lot of public response which consequently led to the passing of the Dangerous Machines Regulation Act, 1983 by the Indian Parliament. He was awarded Senior Fellowship by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for higher study under the Faculty Improvement Programme. He is a life member of Indian Society of Extension Education as well as Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

About The Book

“Farm Mechanisation in a Developing Economy” presents an objective and plausible attempt to study the phenomenon of adoption of innovations through the interdisciplinary approach. The Book contains useful information on status of farm mechanisation in five cropping patterns of Punjab and also the socio-economic profile of farmers in these areas. It also provides appraisal of the different models of adoption and defusion along with critical review of research studies conducted on farm mechanisation in various disciplines. Moreover, prediction models developed through multivariate analysis and meant for estimation of adoption levels of agricultural engineering technologies have been specified. The innovative component of the book includes detailed procedure outlined for developing a knowledge test and statistical techniques for testing regression models for various deficiencies. Finaly, the strategies for enhancing the levels of farm mechanisation have been proposed.

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Review of Related Research; Chapter 3: Theoretical Orientation; Chapter 4: Research Methodology; Chapter 5: Findings and Discussion; Chapter 6: Summary and Conclusions.