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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 977-983

Impact Study of Machine Transplantation in Rice and its Socio-economic Comparison with Conventional Method in Cauvery Delta Region of Tamil Nadu, India
M. Nirmala Devi1*, C. Harisudan2 and R. Arunachalam3
1Department of Agrl. Extension, Agrl. College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Thiruvannamalai District, India
2Department of Agronomy, Regional Research Station, Vridhachalam, Cuddalore, India
3Department of Agrl. Extension), Dept. of Extension Education and Rural Sociology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
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Adoption of Machine transplanting in rice helps to manage the drudgery in manual transplanting and also it is an ideal solution both in economic and environmental point of view. Hence, analysing the impact of machine transplanting in Cauvery delta districts was taken up during Kuruvai rice growing season. In Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Trichy, Ariyalur and Cuddalore are the Delta districts covered under Cauvery Delta Zone, in which Government of Tamil Nadu has implemented the Kuruvai Package for the farmers to boost up the production in Kuruvai cultivation during 2015. This impact study is pertaining to Cauvery Delta region under Cuddalore District. This study aims at to analysis the socio economic comparison in seedling production per acre, merits and demerits of machine transplanting in Cauvery delta zone. The focused research study revealed that majority of the farmers with the farming experience of 10 -30 years, cultivating major varieties viz., ASD 16, ADT 43 and Ponni reported the total cost of production in mat nursery method is much less than the conventional method and it saves 59 percentage in cost of production when compared to conventional method. Increased yield, reduced cost of cultivation, more area coverage, labour drudgery reduction, less effort in nursery maintenance, reduced seed cost, efficient labour management and timely planting are the major merits of machine transplanting.

Keywords: Machine transplanting, labour saving, Comparative economics and Cost of production

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Nirmala Devi. M., C. Harisudan and Arunachalam. R. 2020. Impact Study of Machine Transplantation in Rice and its Socio Economic Comparison with Conventional Method in Cauvery Delta Region of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 977-983. doi:
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