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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.56 (4) (July - Aug, 2015) (693-698)

ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR OF TRIBAL WINTER VEGETABLE GROWERS IN JORHAT DISTRICT OF ASSAM

Rituraj Boruah
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Extension Education
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat - 13

S Borua
Assistant Professor (S.G), Department of Extension Education
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat - 13

C R Deka
SMS, Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Assam Agricultural University, Kokrajhar(Gossaigaon)

D Borah
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Extension Education
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat - 13

Abstract

The agricultural economy of India has the characteristics of predominance of small land holding and surplus family labour, for which cultivation of fruits and vegetables; particularly the latter is most suitable. Total tribal population involved in cultivation in Assam is 6,59,461. The Scheduled Tribe (ST) population of Assam comprises predominantly of cultivators, as 70.6 per cent of the total ST main workers have been recorded as cultivators, while merely 6.1 per cent as agricultural labourers (Census, 2001).To carry out income generating activities, tribal people need to possess good entrepreneurial behaviour. The study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam in the year 2013 with a view to find out the entrepreneurial behaviour of tribal winter vegetable growers. Purposive and random sampling techniques were used for the selection of respondents. Total 120 respondents were selected for the study. The study reveals that more than half of tribal winter vegetable growers (63.34%) had medium level of entrepreneurial behaviour followed by equal (18.33 per cent) of high and low level of entrepreneurial behaviour in the district. The fact that majority of the tribal winter vegetable growers had medium entrepreneurial behaviour is a clear indication of the progressiveness of the vegetable growers.

Key words: Entrepreneurial behaviour, tribal vegetable grower

Introduction

Development of the economy of any nation depends primarily on the important role played by agriculture sector. The role played by such entrepreneurs is of vital importance in developing country like India, where there are ample opportunities for using innovations to exploit the available resources, particularly in the field of agriculture. Thus, in all economic development activities, more and more focus is being centered on entrepreneurship of the people. Entrepreneurship has been now recognized as a concept, not only vital for starting industries but also in the development of agriculture.

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