Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)
Increasing green gram production through cluster frontline demonstrations in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, India
Devidas Patel and Pankaj Sharma
Front line demonstration is an appropriate means for demonstration of improved technology and innovations in agriculture for large scale popularization among the farming community. National Food Security Mission, a centrally sponsored scheme on Pulses, enabled KVK Govindnagar, Hoshangabad to conduct Cluster Front line demonstration on greengram during summer 2017-18 to 2019-20 in 175 demonstration plots in 70 ha, at farmer's fields in villages i.e., Malhanwada, Anhai, Paliya Pipariya, Kharsali, Pachua, Sohjani of Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. The present study was conducted to demonstrate production potential and economic benefit of improved technologies comprising improved varieties, sowing method, nutrient management and integrated pest management and adoption of whole package of practices. The findings of the study revealed that the demonstrated technology resulted in a mean yield of 11.63 q/ha as compared to farmers practices 7.66 q/ha. The average yield increased 51.75 per cent over farmer’s practices during the three years. The result indicated that the front line demonstration has given a good impact over the farming community of the district about 11.80 q/ha. Mean net income of Rs. 53828.83/ha with a benefit:cost ratio of 3.42 was obtained with improved technologies in comparison to farmers practices (29275.90). The frontline demonstrations conducted on greengram crop at farmer’s 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 higher than the farmer’s practices. So, there is a need to disseminate the improved technologies among the farmers with effective extension methods like training and demonstrations. The farmers should be encouraged to adopt the recommended package of practices realizing for higher returns.
How to cite this article:
Devidas Patel and Pankaj Sharma. Increasing green gram production through cluster frontline demonstrations in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 25-28.