Evaluation of Front Line Demonstrations on Gram in Arid Zone


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  • Bhagwan Singh ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India
  • Anurag Saxena ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India

Abstract

The study was carried out during rabi seasons of 2014-15 and 2015-16 in seven villages of Barmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan to evaluate the front line demonstrations on gram conducted by ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur. The data were collected from 45 farmers. The findings of the study results revealed that improved technology recorded a mean yield of 1517 kg ha-1 which was 22.4% higher than the yield obtained by farmers’ practices (1230 kg ha-1). The higher net returns (Rs. 47223 ha-1) and benefit: cost ratio of 1.52 was obtained with improved technologies in comparison to farmer’s practices (Rs. 38354 and 1.33 correspondingly).
Key words: Gram, front line demonstration, extension gap, technology gap, technology index.

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Table 3. Gross Expenditure, Gross Return, Net Return and B:C ratio of gram production under FLDs

Year

Name of variety

Gross return

(Rs. ha-1)

Cost of cultivation

(Rs. ha-1)

Net return

(Rs. ha-1)

B:C

ratio

FP*

IP*

FP

IP

FP

IP

FP

IP

-15

CSJK-6

33

52

CSJK-21

33

35

RSG-963

33

65

-16

GNG-1581

35

56

Mean

33

52

FP*-Farmers practices; IP*-Improved practices.

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2018-07-02

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Evaluation of Front Line Demonstrations on Gram in Arid Zone. (2018). Annals of Arid Zone, 57(1 & 2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/AAZ/article/view/81092