Impact Assessment of FLDs on Paddy in North Eastern Himalayan Region

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  • Nitin Kumar Pandey and Indu


Rice is an important staple food for more than half of the global population. Krishi Vigyan Kendra Tawang, conducted
demonstrations on paddy from 2011- 14 for improvement of paddy production in Tawang district of Arunachal pradesh.
An impact evaluation was based on the comparison of participant and non-participant farmers with reference to increase
in knowledge level and adoption of participant farmers of improved practices of paddy production. FLDs were carried out
in a systematic manner on farmers fields to show the worth of HYV in comparison to local varieties and there by
convincing farmers about potentialities of improved practices. The highest yield12 q/ ha was recorded in the year of 2011-
14 in the FLDs, which was 40 per cent more over the farmers practices. The gross returns (` 19200/ha) and net returns (`
6200/ha) with higher cost benefit ratio 1.5:1 compared to 1.2: 1 of non-participant, FLDs programme to improve overall
knowledge and adoption amongst the farmers in the region to boost paddy production.






How to Cite

Impact Assessment of FLDs on Paddy in North Eastern Himalayan Region. (2017). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 53(1), 140-142.