ASSESSMENT OF TECHNOLOGY GAP AND RODUCTIVITY GAIN THROUGH FRONT LINE DEMONSTRATION IN CHICKPEA
Citation :- ASSESSMENT OF TECHNOLOGY GAP AND RODUCTIVITY GAIN THROUGH FRONT LINE DEMONSTRATION IN CHICKPEA.Legume Research.2014.(37):430-433
Total 60 Front Line Demonstrations on chickpea variety RSG-888 were conducted at farmers’ fields in district Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) during two consecutive rabi seasons 2010-11 and 2011-12. On overall average basis, 21.60 % higher grain yield was recorded under demonstrations than the farmers traditional practices (check). The extension gap, technology gap and technology index were 335 kg per ha, 630 kg per ha and 25.20 %, respectively. An additional investments of Rs. 2650 per ha coupled with scientific monitoring of demonstrations and non-monetary factors resulted in additional return of Rs. 8505 per ha. Fluctuating minimum support price of chickpea during both the study years influenced the economic returns per unit area. On two years average basis incremental benefit: cost ratio was found as 3.09.
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