IMPACT OF FRONT LINE DEMONSTRATION ON PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABLITY OF RAINFED CLUSTER BEAN IN CHURU DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN
SHAUKAT ALI AND BALBIR SINGH
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandgothi,
Churu-331 305 (Rajasthan), India
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(Received : 10 March 2020; Accepted : 27 March 2020)
KVK, Chandgothi, Churu (Rajasthan) conducted total 149 Front Line Demonstrations on cluster bean at farmers field in Churu District (Rajasthan) during six consecutive kharif seasons from 2012 to 2017. The farming situation was rainfed and soil was sandy loam low in nitrogen, medium in phosphorus and medium to high in potash. Assessment of gap was done and on basis of gap assessment, improved recommended technologies were demonstrated. On overall average basis, 1212 kg/ha grain yield was recorded under demonstration plot while 1039 kg/ha in farmer’s practices. On the basis of six year average, 16.77 % higher grain yield was recorded under demonstrations than the farmer’s traditional practices (Local check). The extension gap, technology gap and technology index were 173 kg/ha, 197 kg/ha and 13.62 %, respectively. An additional investments of Rs. 1000/ha consist with scientific monitoring of demonstration and non–monetary factors resulted in additional return of Rs. 10252/ha. On six year average basis incremental benefit : cost ratio was found 9.98.
Key words:Cluster bean, grain yield, economics, technology gap, extension gap