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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 2637-2644
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.300


Greengram Livelihood Security in Pali District through Front Line Demonstrations
Aishwarya Dudi1* and M.L. Meena2
1SMS (Home Science), ICAR-CAZRI, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pali-Marwar (Rajasthan) 306401, India
2SMS (Agricultural Extension), ICAR-CAZRI, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pali-Marwar (Rajasthan) 306401, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pulses are important food crops for human consumption and animal feed. The total production of pulses in the world was 14.76 billion tones from the area of 14.25 billion hectares in the year 2014-15 while in India total pulses production was 18.58 million tons from the area of 23.63 million hectares in the year 2016-17 (DES 2017). The study in total 65 frontline demonstrations were conducted on farmers’ fields in villages viz., Sari ki Dhani, Bedkallan, Rampura, Kushalpura and Balara of Pali district during 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 to demonstrate production potential and economic benefit of improved technologies comprising sowing method, nutrient management and chemical weed control and adoption of whole package of practices for the crop. After sowing application (within two days of sowing) of weedicide Pendimethalin at 1.0 kg/ha in 500 liters of water used for effective control of the weeds during kharif season in rainfed condition. The findings of the study revealed that improved technology recorded a mean yield of 1056 kg/ha which was 24.5% higher than obtained with farmers’ practice (850 kg/ha). The extension gap, technology gap and technology index were 226 kg/ha, 393.8 kg/ha and 27.1 %, respectively. An additional investments of Rs.1720 per ha coupled with scientific monitoring of demonstrations and non-monetary factors resulted in additional return of Rs. 10459 per ha. Higher mean net income of Rs. 49342/ha with a Benefit: Cost ratio of 3.7 was obtained with improved technologies in comparison to farmers’ practices (Rs. 38883/ha). The frontline demonstrations conducted on greengram at the farmers’ field revealed that the adoption of improved technologies significantly increased the yield as well as yield attributing traits of crop and also the net returns to the farmers.


Keywords: Adoption, Frontline demonstration, Greengram, Livelihood and gap analysis
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Aishwarya Dudi and Meena, M.L. 2018. Greengram Livelihood Security in Pali District through Front Line Demonstrations.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 2637-2644. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.300