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Economic impact of front line demonstration on pulses in Punjab – A step towards diversification

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Pankaj Kumar, Kuldeep Singh and Prabhjot Kaur

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 111) Last page : ( 116)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00012.8

Economic impact of front line demonstration on pulses in Punjab – a step towards diversification

Kumar Pankaj1,*, Singh Kuldeep2, Kaur Prabhjot3
1Assistant Extension Specialist, Department of Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana-141004

2Deputy Director, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalandhar

3Professor of Extension Education, Department of Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana-141004

*Email: shelleypankaj@pau.edu

JEL Classification: O13, Q1, Q55

Online published on 10 March, 2015.

Abstract
The results revealed that in front line demonstrations highest average yield of 11.4 q per ha was recorded during the year 2011 for moong and 18.25 q per ha during 2011–12 for gram. The highest increase of 26.3 percent in yield over check plots was recorded during the year 2009 in moong and 34.7 percent during the year 2007–08 in the case of gram. Although, the cost of cultivation was slightly on higher side in FLD plots, returns were much more. In FLD plots as well as local check plots average gross return was highest during 2010 for moong and 2011–12 for gram. Farmers were not aware of recommended pesticides, time of spraying and its doses. Farmers convinced about the importance of time of sowing, seed treatment and application of balanced use of fertilizer, proper pesticide as well as its time of spray after looking the results of FLDs.

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