A critical analysis on performance of farm based agri-input entrepreneurs in central Telangana region
B Srishailam, Dr. B Jirli and Keesam Manasa
In a situation when farmers’ suicide and distress sell still remain the key issues in India’s Agricultural scenario, we are dreaming of achieving a double income for the farming community. This gap in the income level of farmers can only be bridged by adopting newer income generating opportunities like establishing Farm based enterprises. Farm based enterprises are the vehicles for transforming rural India, these enterprises are maintained by the agripreneurs this are the people enthusiastically more interestedly established units in agriculture especially in rural areas. Main aim of my research is to knowing about the performance of farm based agri input entrepreneurs and their impact on rural people especially on farmers of the area. The research investigation was conducted in Central Telangana region of Sanga Reddy district it consists of three revenue divisions namely Zahirabad, Narayanakhed and Sanga Reddy. From each revenue division nine blocks were selected purposively using simple random sampling method thus making up a total of 27 blocks. From out of 27 Blocks each block 7-8 respondents interviewed and collected data with help of specially designed interview schedule it constitutes a total of 200 farm based agri-input entrepreneurs. Main aim of the research is to know the profile of agri-input based Agripreneurs and their role performance in already established farm based agri-input enterprises. The exploratory research design was used for the study. Most of the agri-preneurs (i.e 80.00 percent) performs only sales and very low percent (i.e.20.00%) input dealers perform agro-advisory services that to specifically for large and medium farmers. 83.00 percent of the respondents had medium level of extent of performance of farm-based enterprises, followed by an equal percentage (8.5%) of respondents had low and high level (8.5%) of role performance of farm-based agri-input enterprises respectively.