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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1509-1516
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.173


Popularization of Cumin cv. GC 4 through Front Line Demonstrations in Pali District of Rajasthan, India
Y. K. Sharma1* and M. L. Meena2
1Department of Extension Education, SKN, AU, Collage of Agriculture, Lalsot, Dausa (Rajasthan) 303503, India
2 SMS (Agricultural Extension) ICAR-CAZRI, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pali-Marwar (Rajasthan) 306401, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cumin is one of the important major seed spice crops, considered to be a remunerative cash crop mainly grown in the western part of the country particularly in Rajasthan and Gujarat occupying about 8.8 lakh hectares area with annual production of about 4.9 lakh tonnes. Frontline demonstration is one of the most important and powerful tools for transfer of technology. Keeping in view of effective extension approach of FLDs for dissemination of technology FLDs on cumin conducted by KVK, Pali, Rajasthan was assessed. The yield and economic performance of frontline demonstration, horizontal spread of technology, extent of adoption level and their extent of satisfaction level of respondent farmer over extension services and performance of demonstration was measured in this study. It was observed that there was 27.3 to 41.3 per cent increase in grain yield over local check and the average benefit cost ration was higher under demonstration as compared to control plots during the all years of the study. It was found estimated that the horizontal spread of cumin cv. GC 4 from about 150 ha during 2011-12 to 5100 ha during the year 2017-18. The findings of the study also revealed that they had increase in adoption level ranging from 09.4 per cent of sowing time and method to 46.9 percent of improved and quality seed after conducting the FLD programmes. The majority of the respondent farmers expressed high extent level (51.2%) to the medium (34.4%) level of satisfaction for extension services and performance of technology under demonstrations. It can be concluded that frontline demonstrations conducted under the close supervision of scientists is one of the important tool for extension to demonstrate newly released crop production and protection technologies and its management practices in the farmer’s field under different agro-climatic region and farming situations. The improved variety GC 4 with recommended package of practices can be recommended in western Rajasthan for successful cultivation of cumin for fulfilling the demand of domestic and export markets.


Keywords: Adoption, frontline demonstration, farmers’ satisfaction, economic analysis and cumin
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Sharma Y. K. and Meena M. L. 2019. Popularization of Cumin cv. GC 4 through Front Line Demonstrations in Pali District of Rajasthan, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1509-1516. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.173