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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 2, February 2020 Edition

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Key Factors Influencing Small Tea Growers (Stgs) Of Biswanath District Of India To Adopt Technology Package

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Aditya Gogoi, Abhijit Hazarika, Mausumi Das



Small Tea Growers (STGs), technology package, technology element, Maximum likelihood, logistic regression model.



Decline in quantity and quality of tea produced by estate sector of Assam, the major tea producing region of the world, paved way for emergence of a new concept since late 70s of the last century. Many educated youth from both urban and rural areas saw tremendous potential in small scale tea cultivation. As of now these (Small Tea Growers) of the state contribute more than 30% of the annual green tea production. Due to growing demand for tea within and outside the state these growers are tempted to adopt certain technology package in order to boost production. Available literature and data shows that chemical/bio-chemical fertiliser, pesticide, HYV clone, irrigation facility and provision of technology are most common element of the technology package adopted by the growers. However some growers restrain themselves from adopting any of these technology elements. Rather they prefer to depend on natural factors like rainfall, organic fertiliser, etc. This research work is a humble attempt to figure out and analyse the major factors which prompt the grower to adopt the above mentioned technology package. Eighty growers, both adopter and non-adopter of the technology package, were selected as sample and data were collected through door to door investigation. For fulfilling the purpose the method of Maximum Likelihood (ML) is used after filling a logistic regression model. According to the statistical results factors other than provision of training are found to be statistically insignificant.



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