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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1720-1727

An Impact Analysis of Frontline Demonstrations on Blackgram in Hadauti Region of Rajasthan, India
K.C. Meena1*, B.L. Meena1, G.S. Meena2 and Hukam Singh Kothyari1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra Sawai Madhopur, Agriculture University Kota (Raj), India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bundi, Agriculture University Kota (Raj), India
*Corresponding author

Frontline demonstration (FLD) is one of the most important and powerful tools for transfer of technology. Keeping in view of an effective extension approach of FLDs for dissemination of technology FLDs on blackgram were conducted by KVK, Anta-Baran, Rajasthan was assessed. The performance of frontline demonstrations, the extent of satisfaction level of respondent farmers over extension services and constraints in adoption blackgram production technologies that perceived by the respondents was measured in the study. The extent of adoption level was recorded under two heads like; adoption before conducting and after conducting frontline demonstration. It was observed that there was 35.71 to 48.00 percent increase in grain yield over local check and the average benefit cost ratio was higher under demonstration as compared to control plots during the all years of study. The average technology gap was 175kg/ha and average extension gap was 245kg/ha during all four years. The findings of the study also revealed that they had increase in adoption level ranging from 13.34 percent of storage and marketing to 56.19 percent of improved and quality seed after conducting the FLD programmes. The majority of the respondent farmers expressed medium (51.43%) to the high (33.33 %) level of satisfaction for extension services and performance of technology under demonstrations. The yellow mosaic virus and other diseases, high infestation of insect-pest, non-availability of improved and quality seed, lack of knowledge about blackgram production technology and low income crop as compared to other regional crops were most important constraints in adoption of black gram production as perceived by the respondents. It can be concluded that the FLD is playing one of the important role in motivating the farmers for adoption of production technology resulting in increasing their yield and profit.

Keywords: Frontline demonstration, Blackgram production technology, Yield performance, Yield gap, Extension gap, Farmer’s satisfaction, Adoption, Constraints
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Meena, K.C., B.L. Meena, G.S. Meena and Hukam Singh Kothyari. 2018. An Impact Analysis of Frontline Demonstrations on Blackgram in Hadauti Region of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1720-1727. doi: