A Comparative Study on Socio Economic Impact of Bt cotton and Non-Bt cotton Farm Households in Warangal District of Telangana State, India

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A comparative study of socio economic impact on Bt cotton and Non-Bt cotton was carried out in Warangal district of Telangana State during the year 2016. The study was conducted with the objective to evaluate the socio economic characteristics of both Bt cotton and Non-Bt cotton farm households. Jangoan block was purposively selected for the study as it was recorded as highest area under Non-Bt and Bt cotton cultivation. Total 120 farm households were surveyed for the study in which 60 farmers were selected from Bt cotton cultivars and another 60 from Non-Bt cotton. Among all crops which were cultivated in the Study area on an average Bt cotton has occupied 0.76 ha and Non Bt cotton occupied 0.72 ha. The cropping intensity is in Bt cotton farm households was 203.7 per cent and in case of Non-Bt cotton farm households it was 196.03 per cent. The average size of farm families are four to five members were common in both Bt and Non-Bt cotton households but it was slightly higher in Bt-cotton than Non-Bt cotton. The total literacy was seems to be high in Bt cotton than Non-Bt cotton households. The literacy rate increasing from small to large both in case of Bt and Non-Bt. Cotton. The sample average of Primary occupation was highest in Non-Bt cotton farm households as against to the Bt cotton households.

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