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Innovative Agricultural Technology: Viable tool for Socio-Economic Rural Empowerment

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Commerce, DAVV, Indore, MP, India
  • 2School of Commerce, DAVV, Indore, MP, India

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 45-48, November,6 (2016)


Agriculture and natural resource management are crucial for pro-poor growth; empowerment is key to the success and sustainability of development initiatives in these areas. In critical appraisal of Innovative agricultural Technology in India, most of the technology though promising in laboratory, has failed to provide a viable solution for social and economic Problem of the farmers. No Proper attention has been paid towards empowerment and participation of farmers in the decision making process for release of technology thus casting a shadow over the role of meaningful role of agricultural technology. Though some of the technologies, such as improved varieties of seeds have directly benefited, however,, the agricultural sector is still facing many challenges like poverty, lack of irrigation facility and irregular monsoon, droughts, floods, biotic factors such as crop diseases and insect pests, technology adoption due to small holdings, lack of training facilities, other factors such as neglected by extension workers. So it is necessary to understand the problem of rural people specially pertaining to agriculture because agriculture is main plank for rural development, therefore adoption of innovative agricultural technology would provide socio economic empowerment of rural people Frequent interaction between agricultural technology and other determinants of income would lead to quantify the positive impact of technology adoption on resource less farmers, in terms of rise in income and socio-economic empowerment for improvement of quality of rural life.


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