Factors Responsible for Paddy Growers’ Diversification


  • Sathyapriya Eswaran Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Rexlin Selvin Tamil Nadu Agricultural University




Paddy, diversification, pull factors, push factors


In Tamil Nadu, a constituent state of India, the cultivable area under paddy had reduced over the period of time due to various factors. This study aims to enumerate the factors responsible for paddy growers’ diversification in the study area. Altogether 60 respondents were asked for the factors responsible for diversification. The major push factor responsible for diversification was inadequate labour availability & irrigation and availability of farm inputs was the major pull factor.

Author Biographies

Sathyapriya Eswaran, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, TNAU, Coimbatore

Rexlin Selvin, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, AC & RI, Madurai.


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How to Cite

Eswaran, S., & Selvin, R. (2017). Factors Responsible for Paddy Growers’ Diversification. Journal of Extension Education, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2017.1.29.5827-5830