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Adoption and Impact Assessment of Direct Seeded Rice Technology in Sri Muktsar Sahib District of Punjab

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Ajaypal Singh and D.K Grover

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The Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 3
First page : ( 439) Last page : ( 447)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00155.5

Adoption and impact assessment of direct seeded rice technology in Sri Muktsar Sahib District of Punjab

Singh Ajaypal*, Grover D.K
M. Sc. student, Director, Agro Economic Research Center, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004

*Corresponding authors email: ajaypalgill90@gmail.com

JELCodes O13, Q15, Q25, Q28.

Online published on 27 September, 2018.

Abstract

The present study examines the adoption and impact assessment of Direct Seeded Rice technology in terms of input use, costeffectiveness, and addressing the sustainability issues at the farm level in Sri Muktsar Sahib District of Punjab using primary data. Input use pattern revealed saving of 56.27 and 51.23 percent in human labour in basmati DSR and non-basmati DSR. The machine labour saving in basmati and non-basmati was 28.47 and 37.79 percent respectively with DSR. Results brought out that saving in the number of irrigations for basmati DSR and non-basmati DSR were 50 and 43 percent respectively. The per ha total variable cost in basmati DSR was lower (22032) when compared with TM (27682) and in non-basmati per ha total variable cost in nonbasmati DSR (22246) was also lower when compared with TM (29376). The returns per rupee spend on basmati TM was 3.32 against 4.17 in DSR and in non-basmati returns per rupee spend on TM was 3.90 against 5.22 in DSR. In the case of DSR, there was no significant difference in yield between DSR and TM of basmati as well as non-basmati. The study suggested that for faster adoption of DSR, the subsidy should be made hassle-free, the role of extension services need to be strengthened. Custom hiring should be increased through co-operative societies and co-farmers keeping in view the high cost of seed drill.

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Keywords

Direct seeded rice, economics of cultivation, input use, resource conservation techniques.

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