Vol. 9, Special Issue 12 (2020)
Economic impact and usefulness of agromet advisory services for wheat crop of Siddhartha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh
Surya Prakash Singh, SR Mishra, Vineet Kumar, Bhagwat Saran and Pankaj Jaiswal
Survey was conducted during April 2020 to assess the impact and usefulness of Agromet Advisory Services to know the increasing production of wheat crops regarding to effect of weather in selected villages under DAMU Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh. District Agromet Units (DAMU) established in Krishi Vigyan Kendras by joint program of IMD and ICAR. The main aim of DAMU to provide value added Agromet advisories to the farmers at the block level. The agromet advisory services were provided twice in a week (Tuesday and Friday) and communicated to farmers by using WhatsApp and cellphone. The impact assessment was based on feedback to come at significant illation in terms of using of Agromet Advisory Service by farmers. The assessment study indicated that the farmers who adopted agro advisory services on real time basis obtained 22 % higher net return in wheat crop compared to Non-AAS farmers which were benefited by timely agricultural operations, timely rainfall forecasting, recommended dose of fertilizers and efficient irrigation management and standard plant protection majors in a required base manner during crop growing period were advised in biweekly bulletins. AAS farmers benefited by timely application of fertilizers, timely and accurate weather forecasting and timely agricultural operations to obtained better yield in wheat crop as compared to Non-AAS farmers. Agromet Advisory Services (AAS) might be used to be helpful to the farmers in managing changing weather finally for decreased input cost in agriculture and acquiring profitable agricultural production by adopting of weather based Agromet Advisory.
How to cite this article:
Surya Prakash Singh, SR Mishra, Vineet Kumar, Bhagwat Saran and Pankaj Jaiswal. Economic impact and usefulness of agromet advisory services for wheat crop of Siddhartha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(12S): 71-74.