IMPACT OF FRONTLINE DEMONSTRATION ON PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF CLUSTER BEAN IN BARMER DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN
LOKESH KUMAR JAIN*, HANUMAN PRASAD PAREWA AND SAWAI DAN RATNOO
College of Agriculture, Sumerpur (Pali) Rajasthan-306 902, India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 1 March 2019; Accepted : 30 March 2019)
Front line demonstrations on cluster bean (Cv. RGC 936) were carried out at Farmers field in Barmer district of Rajasthan to evaluate the performance of variety from Kharif 2011 to Kharif 2013. The increase in grain yield with the adoption of improved technology was in the range of 37.6 to 44.0 percent in different years. Similarly, technology index was declined from 39 percent in Kharif 2011 to 21 percent in Kharif 2013 showed feasibility of variety. The economics showed that an approximate five times higher benefit was recorded with the adoption of improved packages over traditional cultivation except during 2012 in view of sudden increase in prices of grain of crop. It was contributed due to scientific management and monitoring of demonstrations of proven technologies of cluster bean and could be help to enhance the income level of the farming community.
Key words: Demonstration, economics, gap analysis, grain yields, cluster bean