Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)
Impact of sorghum demonstrations on the beneficiary farmers
Dr. VS Tekale, Prajakta D Chavhan and Rupali D Pimpalkar
The study entitled “Impact of sorghum demonstrations on the beneficiary farmers” was purposively implemented in Akola and Amravati district of Vidarbha region. The study conducted in Chandurbazar tahsil of Amaravati district and Telhara and Patur tahsils of Akola district. The impact of sorghum demonstrations has been studied in terms of change in Knowledge, Adoption, Productivity and Annual income. It was also found that there was change in knowledge, adoption, productivity and annual income to the tune of 33.45, 37.20, 18.02 and 36.68 per cent, respectively of beneficiary farmers over non-beneficiary farmers as a result of sorghum demonstrations. Thus, it could be stated that sorghum demonstrations had created positive impact on beneficiary farmers.
The cent per cent (100.00%) farmers adopted PKV-Kranti variety during Rabi season 2018-2019. More than half of the beneficiaries (53.33%) farmers provide seed of PKV- Kranti variety to other farmers. Out of that 45.00 per cent beneficiary farmers distributed seed in their own village and 08.33 per cent farmers distributed outside the village. In year 2017-18 area under PKV-Kranti variety demonstrations was about 10 ha in Akola and Amravati district which increase up to 90 ha in year 2018-2019. During the year 2018-19 adoption of Rabi sorghum PKV-Kranti was adopted in 69.23 per cent area in Vidarbha and 10.76 per cent in Maharashtra.
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Dr. VS Tekale, Prajakta D Chavhan and Rupali D Pimpalkar. Impact of sorghum demonstrations on the beneficiary farmers. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):359-361.