Expectations and Problems of Rural Youth to become Agri-entrepreneur

VS Tekale *

College of Agriculture, Mul, Chandrapur, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India.

Preeti R Datir

College of Agriculture, Mul, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India.

AS Gomase

Office of Lower Agricultural Education, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India.

Shubhangi G Parshuramkar

College of Agriculture, Sonapur-Gadchiroli, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study was conducted in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Eastern Vidarbha Zone of Maharashtra. An exploratory research design of social research was used for investigation. A sample of 120 rural youth were selected by covering 20 villages from two districts on the basis of higher population of rural youth. The two objectives were studied, to study the expectations of rural youth towards agri-entrepreneurship and problems of rural youth to become agri-entrepreneur. Majority of the respondents had expectation to earn more money (95.00%), provide technical knowledge and skill oriented training program about agri-enterprises (84.16%), to gain social status through agri entrepreneurship (77.50%), provide market place to sell agri product (70.83%), government should provide credit/ loan facilities to start agri-enterprises (65.83%) and receive the higher prices to their agri products (70.83%), respectively.  The overall 45.00 per cent of respondents had high level of expectations about agri-entrepreneurship. Majority of the respondents were reported problems, lack of proper training and guidance (93.33%), lack of experience in agri-enterprises (90.00%), lack of support from government and other organizational policies, rules and regulations (85.00%), fear about starting of new enterprises (82.50%) and financial/ capital problem (78.33%), respectively.

Keywords: Rural youth, agri- entrepreneur, expectations, problems


How to Cite

Tekale, VS, Preeti R Datir, AS Gomase, and Shubhangi G Parshuramkar. 2024. “Expectations and Problems of Rural Youth to Become Agri-Entrepreneur”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 42 (6):387-92. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2024/v42i62501.

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