FODDER YIELD GAP ANALYSIS OF PEARL MILLET DEMONSTRATION IN Dausa district of Rajasthan

B. L. JAT AND J. K. GUPTA

Krishi Vigyan Kendra- Dausa : 303 303 (Rajasthan)

SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner

Email:- drbljat70@gmail.com

(Received 4 June 2014; Accepted 27 June 2014)

 SUMMARY

Fodder Yield of front line demonstration trials and potential yield of the respective variety and year were compared to estimate the fodder yield gap which were further categorized into technology and extension gaps. Technology gaps (3154 kg/ha) was highest in case of RHB 121 at village Singwara in 2008 and lowest (840 kg/ha) of RHB 121 at village Aluda, Reta in the year 2011. Average technology gap were 2272 kg/ha. Extension gap was highest in variety RHB 121 (880) at village Aluda, Reta in year 2011, and lowest (190) at village Malwas in variety RHB 121 in year 2012.  The average extension gap was 443 kg/ha. Technology index was the highest 110.82 per cent at village Singwara in the year 2008, and lowest 16.28 per cent at village Aluda, Reta in 2011 with the variety RHB 121. The average technology index was found 69.30 per cent. The highest pearl millet fodder yield of FLD were found 5290 kg/ha and lowest yield were found 2846 kg/ha.  Average fodder yield of front line demonstration were found 3854 kg/ha and in local check/ farmers practice it was 3411 kg/ha.  The study indicated that average per cent increase in fodder yield was 13.16 (443 kg/ha). Average per cent increase of gross return were found 15.98 per cent and average net return were found 25.44 per cent which shows front line demonstrations can be increasing the living standard of farming community of Dausa District. Across the years front line demonstrations were found higher fodder productivity ranging from 8.75 to 20.56 per cent and higher B: C ratio from 1.67 to 4.34. Front line demonstrations shows in respect of per cent increase of yield and B:C ratio is sufficient for increasing production of pearl millet and increasing living standard of farmers community of Dausa district. The study reveals that overall per cent increase in net returns was 25.44 (Rs 1920/ha). It assumes that if farmers of Dausa district adopt the demonstrated technology in current pearl millet area (125000 ha) can earn additional benefit in terms of net return over farmers practice Rs. 24 crores per year improving their socioeconomic status of the farmers

Key wards: – Front line demonstration, dry fodder yield of pearl millet, impact, economics, B: C ratio

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