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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1182-1186

Impact Assessment of on Farm Demonstrations on Millets Varieties/Hybrids and Technologies in Rainfed Conditions of Madurai District
J. Pushpa1* and C. Vanniyarajan2
1Department of Agrl Extension and Rural Sociology,
2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, TNAU AC&RI Madurai- 625 104, India
*Corresponding author

A study was conducted at Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. Eighteen On Farm Demonstrations, six each in sorghum, Sorghum bicolor, Pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum and Maize, Zea mays on improved technologies and varieties/hybrids under GOI -DST SCHEME. Techno Economic Empowerment of Dry Land Farmwomen for Livelihood Security under millet based ecosystem. A total of 280 beneficiaries were selected from three blocks viz., Sedapatti, Kallupatti and Thirumangalam of Madurai district during 2014-2017. Impact was assessed by conducting survey with 280 beneficiaries before and after implementation of the project. The results revealed that the adoption of improved technologies have resulted in 30-50 per cent increased yield irrespective of various millets. Majority of farmwomen had expressed that the grains of TNAU-COH 6 M hybrid had fetched higher price due to its bold size and golden colour. Popularization of agricultural technologies through various extension methods like, on farm demonstrations, trainings, exhibitions, awareness campaigns had resulted substantial increase in adoption of improved millet varieties/ hybrids and improved technologies among farm women in the millets growing areas.

Keywords: On farm demonstration, Millets impact, Adoption, Farmwomen

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Pushpa, J. and Vanniyarajan, C. 2020. Impact Assessment of on Farm Demonstrations on Millets Varieties/Hybrids and Technologies in Rainfed Conditions of Madurai District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1182-1186. doi:
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