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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1904-1910
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.218


Evaluation of yield performance of Lentil (Lens culinaris Linn) through Cluster Front Line Demonstration in Darbhanga District of Bihar, India
Ram Prawesh Prasad1*, D. Shekhar1, M.S. Kundu2,Amba Kumari1 and Chandan Kumar1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jale, Darbhanga (Bihar)-847302 (Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar) 848125, India
2Director Extension Education (Dr.Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University,
Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar) 848125, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pulses, an important constituent of food grains, play a vital role in food and nutritional security of millions of down trodden people of the world. Being an important source of protein, poor people mostly depends on pulses for meeting their daily requirements of this essential nutrient. Pulses will form a major source of protein for a huge section of Indian particularly, for the poor, backward classes of the traditionally vegetarian population (Reddy, 2004). But in reality, the net availability of pulses has come down from 61 to 37 gm/day/person and daily per capita consumption has come down from about 74 grams to 23 grams during the period 1960-61 to 2009-10 as against the ICMR norms of 40 gm/day/ person over the period 1950-51 to 2008-2009 in India. The data outputs were collected from both CFLD plots as well as control plots (farmers practices) and finally the extension gap, technology gap, technology index along with the benefit cast ratio. The result of Cluster Front Line Demonstrations convincingly brought out that the yield of lentil could be increased by 21% to64.35% with the intervention of balanced nutrient coupled with the improved seed and disease management in the Darbhanga district of Bihar. The input and output prices of commodities prevailed during each year of demonstration were taken for calculating cost of cultivation, net return and benefit cost ratio. From the above finding, it can also be concluded that use of scientific methods of lentil cultivation can reduced the technology gap to a considerable extent thus leading to increased productivity of the district. Moreover, extension agencies in the district need to provide proper technology support to the farmers through different educational and extension methods to reduce the extension gap for higher pulses production in the Darbhanga district of Bihar.


Keywords: Yield gap, Extension gap, Technology gap, Technology index, CFLD, Pulses, B:C:R
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Ram Prawesh Prasad, D. Shekhar, M.S. Kundu, Amba Kumari and Chandan Kumar. 2020. Evaluation of yield performance of Lentil (Lens culinaris Linn) through Cluster Front Line Demonstration in Darbhanga District of Bihar, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1904-1910. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.218