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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1220-1224
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.150


Analysis of Cropping Pattern Followed by Members and Non-Members of Water Users’ Association in Upper Krishna Project Command Area
Veeresh S. Wali1*, R. K. Mishra1, B. P. Mohapatra2 and S. N. Mishra1
1Department of Agricultural Economics, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
2Department of Extension Education, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cropping pattern refers to the proportion of area under different crops at any given point of time in a unit area, or the yearly sequence or spatial arrangement of crops on a given area. An attempt was made to compare the cropping pattern followed by the members and non-members of Water Users’ Associations in Upper Krishna Project command area. The Upper Krishna Project (UKP) is one of the major projects in Karnataka and is the most prestigious multipurpose (irrigation and power) project. It is the economic lifeline of chronically drought hit districts of North Karnataka. The study made use of both primary data and secondary data. Primary data was collected from the respondents living in the villages of Upper Krishna Project, Karnataka. The data was analyzed using simple tabular analysis which was later compared on the extent of diversification using Herfindahl index. The study concluded that cropping pattern followed by sample farmers in the canal command areas was in favor of water and input intensive crops. However, there is a difference in the per cent area under these crops among the members and non-members of the WUAs. Non-members of WUAs have higher per cent area under water intensive crops like sugarcane as compared to members of WUAs. This difference may be attributed to the awareness about the water conservation, soil health, fertility status and diversification that the farmers have obtained by virtue of being a member of WUA.


Keywords: Water users’ association, Cropping pattern, Diversification
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Veeresh S. Wali, R. K. Mishra, B. P. Mohapatra and Mishra, S. N. 2019. Analysis of Cropping Pattern Followed by Members and Non-Members of Water Users’ Association in Upper Krishna Project Command Area.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1220-1224. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.150