Farmer’s Perception on the State of Agriculture in an Industrial Area: a Case Study
Rachana G1, Aparna Joshi2

1Rachana G, Student, Domain, Department of Geography, School of Social Sciences and Languages, Lovely Professional University, (Punjab), India.
2Aparna Joshi, Assistant Professor, Domain, Department of Geography, School of Social Sciences and Languages, Lovely Professional University, (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 276-283 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10450476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Industrial development has been regarded as an indicator of the country’s development. The effects of industrialization on the growth and the level of development of any country is said to be remarkable. The current changes in the Indian political framework promote industrial development in the country. Moderate and favorable climatic conditions in India compliment the expanded extent of industrialization. With this expanding proliferation of industries in different regions within India, a variety of complex and diversified threats to the environment and living beings of those belts is observed. Patancheru is one of the major important industrial zone in the Telangana state of India. The indiscriminate release of effluents and dumping of solid wastes and has antagonistically affected the natural resources, health of the people and their livelihoods. Patancheru – Bollaram industrial cluster, was proclaimed as “critically polluted area” in 2009 by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The air and groundwater contamination directly affected the crop yield and food cycle. The present study is an attempt to analyze the socio-economic status, characteristics of agriculture and changes therein and challenges faced by the farming community in Patancheru. The study is based on primary data collected through field survey carried out in July 2018 with a sample size of 47 farming community households based on convenience sampling.
Keywords: Agriculture, Industrial area, Industrial Development, Patancheru.
Scope of the Article: Industrial Engineering