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Adoption of Water Saving Technologies in Patiala District of Punjab


Navdeep Kaur*, Prabhjot Kaur and Pankaj Kumar



The study was conducted to know the extent of adoption of selected recommended water saving technologies by the farmers. Six villages from two blocks of Patiala were selected purposively. Twenty farmers from each village were selected randomly. Thus a total of one hundred twenty farmers were selected for this study. Data were collected by personally visiting the study area and interviewing the farmers. Finding of the study revealed that most of the respondents were educated up to matric and had medium operational land holding (10-25 acres). All of them were following paddy-wheat crop rotation. As far as agricultural machinery is concerned most of them (80.33 per cent) owned tractor. Mostly respondents fell in the category of high extent of adoption in case of laser leveller and most of the respondents belonged to medium level extent of adoption in direct seeded rice and zero tillage in wheat. There was no adoption of tensiometer by the farmers.

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