Chaithrashree J1*, YN Shivalinagaiah2, BS Hanumantharaya3 and Swetha BS4
1PhD Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural sciences, Bangalore, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural sciences, Bangalore, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, India
4Extension Leader and Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension, Regional Horticulture, Research and Extension Centre (RHREC), UHS Campus, GKVK, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Chaithrashree J, PhD Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural sciences, Bangalore, India
Received: May 31, 2023; Published: June 21, 2023
The K.C. Valley project comes up as an ever lasting solution to the sewage water problem of Bangalore city as well as relatively advantageous to farmers of Kolar who were facing droughts over the years. The present study was purposively carried out in Kolar district of Karnataka State. The ex-post facto research design was employed. random sampling method was employed for the selection of respondents. The primary data were collected from 180 farm households, consisting of 90 farm households in Kolar taluk and 90 from Srinivaspura taluk. From each taluk, 30 marginal, 30 small and 30 big farmers were selected. The data were collected from the respondents through personal interview method using pre-tested and well-structured schedules. The result found that cultural, religious and social objections in using treated water ranked first with Garrett score 61.13 in case of social constraints, consumers will hesitate to buy products where treated waste water was used unless it is proven to be safe as the major production constraint which ranked first with Garatte score 51.94. in case of production constraints, occurrence of microbial diseases and infections ranked first with Garatte score of 61.13 in case of Health constraints, Water contains some industrial waste and metals ranked first with Garatte score 60.92 in case of Technological constraints. Cent per cent of the farmers suggested that education and outreach activities to be conducted for farmers about usage of treated water followed by food grown using treated water must be tested frequently (94.44%), frequent water testing needs to be done at least once in a month (88.88%).
Keywords: K.C. Valley; Constraints; Suggestions; Garratte Ranking; Farmers
Citation: Chaithrashree J., et al. “Constraints Perceived by the Farmers of Koramangala-Challagatta (K.C.) Valley Project and Suggestions Expressed by the Farmers". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.7 (2023): 31-35.
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