The Construct Validity of Farmers Perceptions of Agricultural Infrastructure and Development In Jammu and Kashmir: Confirmatory Factor Analysis Approach

Author(s): Ajay Kumar Sharma, Meenakshi Gupta and Roop lal Sharma

Agricultural infrastructure recognizes as critical for determination of success or failure of economic growth and development to reach the grass roots. The economic models and their application to rural and agricultural infrastructural development is useless unless farmer as a vital stakeholder is not reviewed. The study hence operationalizes the farmer’s viewpoints of factors that shape and influence his life in more than one way. The research hence identifies the farmer and his perceptions as crucial to infrastructure development for agriculture. The research aims at development of common measurement model and instrument that can equally capture the unique attributes of infrastructure as influencing the agricultural outcomes in comprehensive manner.

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