Evaluation of Productivity and Profitability of Chick pea var. JG-14 through FLD in Irrigated conditions of Kaymore Platue and Satpura Hills
Evaluation of productivity and profitability of Chick pea var. JG-14 through FLD
Farm Science Centre known as Krishi Vigyan Kendra laid down Front Line Demonstrations under Frontline Demonstration Programme in the year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 introducing new & high yielding variety “JG-14” and applying scientific practices in their cultivation. The productivity and economic returns of Chick pea in improved technologies were calculated and compared with the corresponding farmer’s practices (local check). Improved practices recorded Chick pea an average yield was recorded 9.80 q/ha under demonstrated plots as compare to farmers practice 7.06 q/ha. The highest yield in the FLDs plot was 10.20 q/ha and in farmers practice 7.80 q/ha. In spite of increase in yield of Chick pea, technology gap, extension gap and technology index existed. The cultivation of Chick pea under improved technologies gave higher net return Rs. 20290, 21745 and 22580 per ha in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively as compared to farmers practices. The variation in per cent increase in the yield was found due to the lack of knowledge, and poor socio economic condition. Under sustainable agricultural practices, with this study it is concluded that the FLDs programmes were effective in changing attitude, skill and knowledge of improved package and practices of HYV of chick pea adoption.