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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2259-2265
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.263


An Economic Impact of Drip Irrigation in Vegetable Production in Scarcity Region of Western Maharashtra
M. N. Waghmare*, Y. C. Sale and P. N. Shendage
College of Agriculture, Pune, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Considering the fast decline of irrigation potential and increased demand for water from different sectors, many initiatives have been introduced to conserve the scarce water resources in India. One of the methods introduced to save water consumption in agriculture was drip method of irrigation (DMI). Several studies have assessed the technical and economic feasibility of drip irrigation in a number of crops and have proven its potential to save water and energy, and to increase crop yields. However, only a few studies have assessed its techno-economic potential in vegetable crops. In this paper, using survey data from scarcity region of western Maharashtra, we assess its potential in brinjal, a widely cultivated and consumed vegetable in the country. The findings indicate that besides savings in water (38%) and electricity (547 kwh/acre), the drip irrigation reduces use of other inputs, e.g. fertilizers (29%), and enhances crop yield by 52 per cent%. The profitability of brinjal cultivating farmers under drip method of irrigation is about 72 per cent more than the conventional method of irrigation.Both NPV and BCR, estimated using the discounted cash flow analysis, show that the drip investment in brinjal cultivation is economically viable even without subsidy.


Keywords: Drip irrigation, Water scarcity, Economic benefits
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Waghmare, M. N., Y. C. Sale and Shendage, P. N. 2020. An Economic Impact of Drip Irrigation in Vegetable Production in Scarcity Region of Western Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2259-2265. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.263