Perceived Effectiveness of Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Dairying

Maneesha Bhuyan


A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of indigenous technical knowledge (ITK) as perceived by 120 farm women in two villages of Haryana. The farm women rated each of six identified ITK practices based on seven parameters on a three point scale and Mean Perceived Effectiveness Index score for each ITK was then calculated. Based on this score, all six Indigenous Technical knowledge practices were categorised into three categories as less, moderate and highly effective. The practice relating to mastitis control was perceived as less effective while feeding neem leaves for endoparasite control was found to be highly effective. Extension strategies should be designed based on the perceived effectiveness of each ITK practice based on the actual users i.e., the farmers. 


Indigenous Technical Knowledge; Dairy Farming; Perceived Effectiveness; Haryana

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