Comparative study on improved production technology (IPT) and conventional method (CM) for productivity and profitability of farmers of Nichabanadhi sub basin of Tamil Nadu, India
Submitted Date : 25-07-2014
Accepted Date : 26-12-2015
Farming systems play a key role in maintaining the sustainability, productivity as well as provide better income in the farming community. The present study was carried out in Sankarankovil, Vasudevanallur and Kuruvikulam blocks of Tirunelveli district during 2007-08 to 2010-11 under Tamil Nadu – Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management (TN-IAMWARM). These blocks are come under Nichabanadhi sub basin. The field demonstrations were carried out in 875 ha in these three blocks for various crop components viz, paddy, maize, sunflower, cotton, sugarcane and pulses. A total of 569 farmers were selected for field demonstration in improved production technologies (IPT) and conventional method (CM) for various crops viz., paddy, sugarcane, maize, sunflower, cotton and pulses. The results revealed that performance of all crops was better in IPT than CM. The average productivity and income of different crops were significantly higher under IPT as compared to CM. The IPT also gave higher net return and benefit:cost ratio to the farmers as compared to traditional farming. The overall result revealed that the improved production technology with different crops is an adoptable good approach for sustainable production and income generation of the farmers of Tamil Nadu.