Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Review of literature. 3. Agricultural economy of Kinwat Taluka and sample villages. 4. Determinants of adoption of new technology on tribal and non-tribal farms. 5. Impact on new technology adoption on tribal and non-tribal farmers. 6. Findings and policy measures. Bibliography.
"India has the second largest concentration of tribal population in the world. As per 2001 population census, tribals constitute about 8 per cent of the total population of the country. Although the technological breakthrough as such in Indian agriculture is no longer a new phenomenon, yet it has got a significant relevance particularly for the regions, which are still lying in the embryonic stage of agricultural development. Tribal dominated regions have not yet been able to benefit from the fruits of technological innovation.
The present book attempts to examine the determinants of the adoption of new agricultural technology and impact of the adoption of new agricultural technology on productivity, employment, income and consumption expenditure of tribal and non-tribal farmers in a tribal block of Maharashtra State. This book also makes some important suggestions for promoting the adoption of new agricultural practices by tribal farmers in the study area." (jacket)