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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 3873-3886
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.446


Small Farm Mechanization in Rice for Doubling the Income of Small and Marginal Farmers in Gajapati district, Odisha: A Case Study
Dwarika Mohan Das1*, S. K. Swain2, S. Paramaguru1, S. K. Mohanty2,Mohapatra2, R. Toppo1 and S. Mandi1
1KrishiVigyan Kendra, Gajapati, R.Udayagiri, India
2Department of Farm Machinery and Power, CAET, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In Odisha, the small and marginal holdings constitute around 90% of the total number of holdings, which is supposed to further increase in the future because of the ever-increasing population. These small and marginal farmers are generally unable to afford large scale mechanization. They generally afford for small farm tools and implements that are either manually operated or operated by animal power. These small implements need improvement for qualitative and quantitative output apart from the reduction in drudgery and cost involvement. A good number of improved bullock drawn and manually operated farm implements have been developed for different field operations. There is huge scope for small farm mechanization mostly in the tribal-dominated hilly terrain based districts like Gajapati. It also has a tremendous impact on the socio-economic status of the small and marginal farmers. In Odisha and particularly in the district Gajapati, rice is the major crop in Kharif and is dominated by 92% small and marginal landholdings. Therefore, the use of efficient farm implements for rice-based farming systems and the evaluation of its benefits in farmers’ field is essential before large scale demonstration. This study revealed that using improved machineries the small and marginal farmers of the district are gaining 4.5% higher yield, 60%saving in the cost of cultivation and 1.75 higher net return in rice cultivation which implies that small farm mechanization is the key for doubling the farmers’ income.


Keywords: Small farm mechanization, Small and marginal holdings, Package demonstration
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Dwarika Mohan Das, S. K. Swain, S. Paramaguru, S. K. Mohanty, M. Mohapatra, R. Toppo and Mandi, S. 2020. Small Farm Mechanization in Rice for Doubling the Income of Small and Marginal Farmers in Gajapati district, Odisha: A Case Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 3873-3886. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.446