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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 631-635
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.070


Doubling Farmers Income through Adoption of High Yielding Megha Turmeric-1 in Kokrajhar District of Assam, India
Sanchita Brahma1*, Manoj Kr. Bhuyan2, Poran Kishore Dutta3,Mahadev Uzir Basumatary4 and Goutom Bhagawati2
1Department of Horticulture, SCSCA, AAU, Dhubri, Assam, India
2KVK, Kokrajhar, AAU, Gossaigaon, India
 3KVK, AAU, Chirang, Kajalgaon, Assam, India
4RARS, AAU, Gossaigaon, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Turmeric variety Megha Turmeric-1 was introduced among the farming community of Kokrajhar district through farmers participatory mode for enhancing and doubling farmer’s income under Tribal Sub Plan. A total of seven demonstrations were conducted during 2017-18 in Bhaoragaja village of Alangi under Gossaigaon sub-division for disseminating the scientific production technology of high yielding (270 q/ha) Megha Turmeric-1 variety having high curcumin content (6.8%). Training programmes, farmer’s scientist interactions, regular surveys, monitoring of pest and diseases, diagnostic visits, advisory services etc. ensured scientific management practices viz., application of balance and optimum doses of fertilizers, timely distribution of input for pest and disease management ensured higher yield in Megha Turmeric-1. Megha Turmeric-1 recorded an average fresh rhizome yield of 205.35 q/ha with an average gross profit of Rs. 3,08,025.00/ha, net profit of Rs. 2,28,025.00/ha and B:C ratio of 3.85. With demonstration of scientific technology through farmer’s participatory mode, it could be shown that yield potential and net income from high yielding turmeric cultivation could be enhanced to a great extent resulting in doubling of farm income in tribal dominated areas of Kokrajhar district.


Keywords: Turmeric, productivity,TSP, Economics, Kokrajhar, Doubling farmer’s income
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Sanchita Brahma, Manoj Kr. Bhuyan, Poran Kishore Dutta, Mahadev Uzir Basumatary and Goutom Bhagawati. 2020. Doubling Farmers Income through Adoption of High Yielding Megha Turmeric-1 in Kokrajhar District of Assam, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 631-635. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.070