Year: 2022 | Month: September | Volume 67 | Issue 4
Socio-economic Status of the Litchi Growers and Constraints Faced by them in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh
The purpose of this research was to determine the socio-economic situation and litchi problems in Himachal Pradesh. A random sample of 60 households was collected from three blocks of Kangra district using the random sampling approach. Using the cube root cumulative frequency approach, the sample was divided into two groups: Group I and Group II. The average land holding size in the total category was 0.79 hectares, with 18.98 per cent of that being cultivated. Maize (10.16 percent) and wheat (9.08 percent) were the most common crops in Kharif and Rabi, respectively. Litchi income varied from 28.74 to 64.49 percent among different categories, with 44.79 percent at the overall level, demonstrating that litchi farming is important in the economy of the studied households. The main issues were a labour shortage during peak periods, a higher commission rate, and a lack of a remunerative price. Non-availability of labour was determined to be the most common difficulty in Group II (57.69 %), which is considerably different from all other issues.
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