Perceived impact of agro meteorological advisory services in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh
Sandeep Kumar Sharma, TR Sharma, Manju Shukla, Sanjay Singh and AK Pandey
A case study was conducted to study the economic benefits of the farmers using the Agro-met Advisory Services (AAS) under the “District Agro-met Unit, Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva” (DAMU-GKMS) project JNKVV Jabalpur for the selected villages in Rewa district during the year 2020-21 in kharif season. The two villages were selected for this study and two groups of farmers were selected for the present study. The first group of farmers was consisted of the fifty farmers adopting the recommendations of Agromet Advisories (AAS) regularly in their farm operation (AAS Farmers) and another group of farmers who were not aware of Agromet Advisories (Non AAS Farmers). Thus, finally the sample of the present study was total 100 farmers. The crop situation of these farmers was compared with nearby fields of the same crops of non AAS farmers’ field. The data was recorded from both the farmers group particularly on crops expenditure incurred by the farmers from land preparation to harvest at every stage, The crop growth and yields were also observed regularly. The result revealed that the farmers, who followed the agromet advisories, are able to reduce the input cost with increase in the net profit as compared to the non AAS farmers regarding wheat crop this can profit might be due to the crop management practices adopted by the AAS farmers according to agromet advisory services Thus, the application of agromet advisory services based on current and forecast weather have been realized as a useful tool for enhancing the production and net income of the farmers. It was also observed that cost of cultivation was reduced by 7.29 per cent in case of AAS farmers. Net cost benefit ratio of AAS and non AAS farmers was found 1:1.31 and 1:1.19 respectively.
How to cite this article:
Sandeep Kumar Sharma, TR Sharma, Manju Shukla, Sanjay Singh and AK Pandey. Perceived impact of agro meteorological advisory services in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 561-564.