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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2567-2574
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.302


Effect of Labour Saving Technology on Crop Productivity in Northern Dry Zone of Karnataka
Gunabhagya1* and Amrutha T. Joshi2
1ZBNF Project (Zone-3) College of Agriculture, VIjayapur (UASD) Karnataka, India
2Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Raichur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Today agriculture labour has become the most important component in Indian agriculture. The proportion of agricultural workers to the total workers has been declining over the years, while the corresponding ratio in the secondary and tertiary sectors is on the rise. Pursuant to this, following impacts have been predominantly noticed in agriculture in recent years: reduction in crop yield, reduction in cropping intensity and changes in traditional cropping pattern. Scarcity of farm labourers is a grave concern for the farmers, who may not even hesitate to abandon farming. It was revealed from the study that, the productivity difference was more pronounced in paddy (850kg/ha), followed by cotton (319kg/ha) and (224kg/ha). Further, reduction in yield the selected crops in labour scarcity affected farms, in comparison with unaffected farms. The productivity difference was more pronounced in cotton crop (16.43%), paddy (13.04) and in case of redgram it was (3.84%). In order to overcome the labour scarcity custom hiring is to be encouraged among farmers for adoption of the highly expensive labour saving technologies and implements.


Keywords: Labour Saving Technology, Adopters and non adopters
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Gunabhagya and Amrutha T. Joshi. 2020. Effect of Labour Saving Technology on Crop Productivity in Northern Dry Zone of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2567-2574. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.302