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Attitude of Farmers Toward Agriculture Insurance: A Study with Special Reference to Ambasamudram Area of Tamil Nadu

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Agricultural insurance is indispensable for the prosperity of farmers and policy instruments to deal with the perils present in agriculture. But the implementation of agriculture insurance largely depends on the farmers’ attitude. This study assesses and tests the attitude of respondents toward agriculture insurance, and favorable factors and problems prevailing in implementing agriculture insurance. Sixty farmers were interviewed between April 2008 and August 2008. The farmers were selected by adopting convenient random sampling method. The collected data were analyzed with the help of percentage analysis and sign test. The study reveals that the farmers have good attitude toward agriculture insurance. Besides, they accept that certain favorable factors and stumbling blocks are prevalent in implementing agriculture insurance in Ambasamudram area. On the basis of the findings, the study suggests certain mechanism to boost up the share of agricultural income of Ambasamudram area at all levels.

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  • R Malini, 2011. "Attitude of Farmers Toward Agriculture Insurance: A Study with Special Reference to Ambasamudram Area of Tamil Nadu," The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(3), pages 24-37, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:08:y:2011:i:3:p:24-37
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