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Agricultural Drought in Virudhunagar District: Farmer’s Perception on Mitigation Measures

Nithya Dharmar, R.S. Suja Rose

Abstract


The assessment of agricultural drought has been performed by different researchers using various methods. Most of the agricultural drought assessment methods depend on parameters related to drought such as weather condition, soil condition and water availability. The present study is carried out in a drought prone area namely Virudhunagar district, which comes under southern plateau and hilly agro-climatic zone. Here, in the present study, the farmer’s perception on mitigation measures to agricultural drought is carried out using primary data (questionnaire). This research study presents the results of the farmer’s perception on mitigation measures for agricultural drought through questionnaire survey from the farming households. The results of the study bring out the spatial disparity in the perception of mitigation measures of the farmers in the study area, and are analyzed by chi-square test, to determine the statistical relation between the socioeconomic condition and mitigation measures of farming households. It has been found out that the mitigation measures namely training, preventive and relief measures variables are spatially distributed and it has been significantly related with other variables. 

Keywords: Agricultural drought, questionnaire, chi-square test, mitigation measures

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D.Nithya, R.S. Suja Rose. Agricultural Drought in Virudhunagar District: Farmer’s Perception on Mitigation Measures. Journal of Remote Sensing & GIS. 2019; 10(1): 66–74p.



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