Determinants of attitude of rural youth towards agriculture as means of livelihood

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Author: 
Renu Gangwar and Kameswari, V.L.V.
Abstract: 

Agriculture sector plays a pivotal role in the economic development of the country. In spite of this, rural youth faced challenges regarding livelihood. As a result, they often prefer to migrate to urban areas to take up low paying jobs. The present study was focused on the determinants of attitude of rural youth towards agriculture as a means of livelihood. The study was conducted in four villages of Uttarakhand. Data was collected from 115 rural youth through interview schedule. It was found that occupation of head of the household and size of the land holding had significant relationship with the attitude of rural youth attitude of rural youth towards agriculture as a means of livelihood. On the other hand, education, total family income, mass media exposure, cosmopoliteness, extension contact, achievement motivation and change proneness had non significant relationship with attitude of rural youth towards agriculture as a means of livelihood.

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