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IJID - Volume 3 - Issue 1and 2

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Title: Contents Vol. 3, No. 1&2, June & December 2017
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Title: Role of Self-Help Group as Micro Financial Intermediaries in Narsinghpur District of Madhya Pradesh
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The present study initiated “Role of self-help groups as micro financial intermediaries in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh.” In Narsinghpur district 818 SHGs are functioning and all self-help groups are credit linked to different banks & NGOs. In this district, it appears that all kinds of groups are linked to banks. So, it is felt to choose three blocks namely Narsinghpur, Kareli, & Gotegaon of this district to assess the performance of SHGs. From a block three SHGs was selected from second stage and two from third stage of SHG. Thus, the total of 15 SHGs was selected from the three selected blocks randomly, which are functioning for the last 3 years and which are linked to different commercial banks and NGOs. The second stage of groups is those working properly and meeting at the time. It is passed first grading and gets revolving fund in case of DRDA promoted the self-help groups. Third stage of groups are those working properly loan distribution and recovery is very good and are in progress stage they passed second grading and also get revolving fund and approved final fund in case of DRDA promoted the groups. The specific information on selected SHGs with respect to membership working capital, saving, year-wise loan disbursement for different activates, recovery of loans outstanding and over dues were collected from each group.

Title: Impact of Mass Media on Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers in Kanpur District of U.P.
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Mass media, the fourth pillar of democracy, plays a pivotal role in up keeping the socio-political system of a country sound and healthy. Due to the advancement of information and communication technology (ICT), the role of mass media has been multiplied to a higher order. The study was conducted by selecting farmers of Panaupurva village of Kanpur, UP. The primary data was collected directly from the 100 farmers and peasants by using random sampling technique, while the secondary data was collected from published reports of various institutions, research articles in various national and international journals, periodicals, and reports from daily news papers and information from various websites. The results revealed that greater part of rural youth were aspired for higher education through various educational aspiration programmes. The occupational aspiration level of rural youth and farmers towards farming business was also increased through various programmes conducted with the help of these electronic media, and hence, the youths prefer most localized and independent job i.e. farming. Thus, the youth have being trained better on improved methods of farming by the efforts made by the planners to maximize the economic returns and incentives which moulds the rural youth aspirations towards other agro-based enterprises like dairy, poultry,bee keeping, and small scale industry, as these will provide additional income along with agriculture for stable financial status of the rural youth. And also efforts could be made by government agencies to provide rural youth good projects with various infrastructural facilities like knowledge, credit, marketing etc.

Title: Association between Yield and Attributing Traits in Brinjal
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Though brinjal is the second major vegetable crop in India, productivity of this crop in India is much lesser than the global productivity. Hence, breeders aim at further improvement of the crop, which cannot be done by targeting yield itself, but also involves other characters that are associated with it. Thus correlation and path analysis studies were performed using twenty diverse brinjal genotypes grown in three seasons. Yield exhibited highly significant positive correlation with fruit number per plant at genotypic level, while significant and positive association at phenotypic level. Days to 50%flowering possessed significantly positive correlation with yield at both phenotypic and genotypic level. Days to first flowering had significant positive while plant height possessed significant negative association with yield at phenotypic level. Path analysis showed high direct positive effect of days to 50% flowering and number of fruits per plant on yield. Therefore, days to 50% flowering, number of fruits per plant, average weight of fruit, fruit girth and number of primary branches per plant were positively and significantly while plant height was negatively inter related among themselves indicating that simultaneous selection for these characters might bring an improvement in yield.

Title: Book Review
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