Role performance of extension functionaries in promotion of public private partnership
Khusboo Raj, Dr. K Ponnusamy, Kishore CN and Mehrunnissa Begum
The present study aimed to assess the role performance of private extension functionaries of J.K. Trust Gram Vikash Yojna which is running under Public Private Partnership Model (PPP) as judged by farmers in the field of dairying during 2017-18. The study was undertaken in Kaithal, Hissar and Mahendragarh districts which were chosen to represent three different Agro-climatic zones of Haryana. The ex-post facto research design was followed for the study by collecting data from 150 beneficiary farmers who were selected through simple random sampling by interview schedule. Majority (98.00%) of the farmers were satisfied with the service provided by Gopal. Majority (98.67%) of them disagreed that Gopals lack the facility to arrive during odd hours and also disagreed on the statement that Gopal lacks skill in service performance (82.67%). However, majority (84.60%) of the farmers opined that services provided by Gopal are costly. The findings warrant facilitation of public and private sectors to provide quality service at a reasonable price at any point of time thereby benefiting the farmers economically.