33-Title: Constraints perceived by the dairy entrepreneurs in dairy farming

33-Title: Constraints perceived by the dairy entrepreneurs in dairy farming

Authors: Vinay Kumar, Tikam C Goyal, Rohitash Kumar, Deepak Gill and Vipin Chandra

Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):165-168.

How to cite this manuscript: Kumar Vinay, Goyal Tikam C, Kumar Rohitash, Gill Deepak and Chandra Vipin (2022). Constraints perceived by the dairy entrepreneurs in dairy farming. Ruminant Science 11(1):165-168.


The study was conducted in Udaipur district of Rajasthan state selected purposely keeping in view the fact that the district has highest population of livestock in southern Rajasthan. A sample of 120 respondents was selected for present study. The results indicated that level of constraints encountered by the dairy farmers as dairy entrepreneurs in six major domains viz. economic constraints, communication constraints, infrastructure constraints, technical constraints, socio-psychological and marketing constraints were found to be 72.5, 70.0, 68.33, 65.83, 57.5 and 52.5 per cent with ranked I, II, III, IV, V and VI, respectively. Further the desirable changes in entrepreneurial behavior can be brought about by overcoming the economic, infrastructural, technical, socio-psychological and marketing related constraints perceived by the dairy farmers in the study area.


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