Author: Dharam Das Vishwakarma
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Modernization is a process of transformation of societal structure with the target of raising production. In context of agriculture, modernization means acceptance of new and enhanced inputs, improved cultural practices and methods and techniques, farm management and marketing system. Analysis of the adoption behavior in the way of agricultural modernization of farmers in perspective of their characteristics has been made the problem of investigation in the present work. A variety of adopter's characteristics have been preferred for the present study, viz., size and ownership of operational holdings, caste, size of family, and dependency on farming, literacy and education, distance from block headquarters, sources of information and availability of irrigation facilities. Size of holdings and caste-structure are pivotal which control the modernization behavior of the farmers and their innovativeness, therefore, attention on these attributes has been given. Tribal people hardly have come forward to modernize themselves in real sense. It is evident from the comparison of tribal and non-tribal farmers of the Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh (India).