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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 2069-2072

A Study of Farmers Awareness towards Zero Tillage in Haryana State
Pawan Kumar1*, P.S. Shehrawat1, Pushpa2 and J.S. Malik1
1Department of Extension Education,
2Department of Mathematics and Statistics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted in two different ecological zones of Haryana to determine the farmers’ awareness towards zero tillage to conserve the soil as the degradation is increasing day by day. A group of 240 respondents were interviewed with help of a well -designed interview schedule. The responses of farmers were obtained on three-point continuum scale as ‘fully aware’ ‘aware’ and ‘not aware’ against each statement and weight age were given as 3, 2 and 1, respectively. Aggregate total weight age score was calculated for each statement and on the basis of so calculated score, total weighted score and weighted mean score were obtained. Finally, rank orders were assigned according to the obtained weighted mean score. Out of the total respondents 51.66 per cent respondents belongs to small and marginal category of land holding, majority (85.41%) of respondents had high availability of farm inputs and out of the total respondents 58.33 per cent respondent had at least canal and 54.17 per cent respondents had at least submersible pump as the main source of irrigation. The study elaborates that awareness about ‘Zero tillage reduce the field preparatory cost’ and ‘Zero tillage reduce the labor and fuel costs’ were high among the farmers. However, awareness about ‘Zero tillage helps to reduce the infestation of weed’ and ‘Zero tillage helps in carbon Sequestrations’ were low.

Keywords: Awareness, Zero Tillage, Conservation Practice, soil erosion

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Pawan Kumar, P.S. Shehrawat, Pushpa and Malik, J.S. 2019. A Study of Farmers Awareness towards Zero Tillage in Haryana State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 2069-2072. doi:
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