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Vol. 10, Special Issue 4 (2021)

Socio-economic impact and adoption of crop residue management with special reference to Rotavator among farming community in Haryana

Author(s):
Dr. Jatesh Kathpalia, Dr. Vinod Kumari, Dr. Subhash Chander, Dr. Rashmi Tyagi and Dr. Virender Singh Hooda
Abstract:
Rotavator is a tractor driven rotary tillage machine which is used to plough the field by series of blades, that cuts, pulverizes mixes and level the soil. Rotavator plays a vital role in helping the farmer to plough the land in a much faster and effective way. An attempt has been made to know the adoption and socio economic impact of Rotavator among farmers. The study was conducted in rural areas of Hisar district of Haryana state among 120 farmers who had adopted Rotavator with the help of well structured interview schedule. Results revealed that majority of the respondents (52.50%) had high level of adoption level followed by medium (32.50%) and low (15.00%) level of adoption. Regarding reasons and advantages an overwhelming majority of the farmers (90.00%) reported that Rotavators are capable for eradicating of weeds followed by easy to mixing manure, fertilizer and crop residue into soil (89.16%), easy in preparing the land suitable for sowing (80.33%), it saves time i.e. 20-30 min/acre and fuel 2-3 l/acre as reported by 87.50 % of the respondents each. Socio-economic impact of using Rotavator was reported in terms of increased expenditure on quality and variety of food items (got Ist rank with weighted score 2.21) followed by investment on quality of education of the children. Some of the constraints faced by Rotavator adopters were like using Rotavator again and again, strongly affects tendency to form a hard pan develop soil got Ist rank with weighted mean score 3.07 followed by big horse power tractor is required for Rotavator than harrow/cultivator (rank II).
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Jatesh Kathpalia, Dr. Vinod Kumari, Dr. Subhash Chander, Dr. Rashmi Tyagi and Dr. Virender Singh Hooda. Socio-economic impact and adoption of crop residue management with special reference to Rotavator among farming community in Haryana. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 410-415.

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