Impact Evaluation of the System of Rice Intensification Scheme in Chhattisgarh

Published On: 2021-03-23 17:16:33

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Author: Mamta Patel , Sneha Pandey , and Jwala Parte

Author Address: Research Scholars, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management and, Jawahar Lal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur-482001 (Madhya Pradesh)

Keywords: Adopters, cost and return, gross income, non-adopters, SRI.

JEL Codes: C83, J32, P46, Z22.


The study was conducted in Chhattisgarh to compare the cost and return of rice in adopters and non-adopters and identify constraints in adopting the SRI technology. The total labour cost was highest in adopters than non-adopters, and input cost was ( 8723.42) in adopters and was less than non-adopters ( 9772.75). It was also found that the cost of adopters' cultivation was ( 49885.17) higher than non-adopters ( 41241.82). The result showed that the yield of adopters (67.34 q/ha) was higher than the non-adopters (49.66 t/ha). The gross and net incomes were higher on adopters' farms than non-adopters. The benefit-cost ratio was higher in adopters (1:2.03) than non-adopters (1:1.82). Timely availability of skilled labour (62 percent) with higher than more labour requirement (50 percent), unavailability of implements (48 percent), lack of training (46 percent), drudgery in using cono-weeder (40 percent), unskilled transplanting (34 percent) and improper nursery management (30 percent) the other constraints were assured irrigation, lack of farm mechanization high cost of pesticides, high cost of manures and fertilizers. The primary suggestion regarding the SRI method of paddy cultivation was to develop chemical and mechanical weed control and ensure the availability of cono-weeder and marker in the market. Timely guidance should be given by the concerned persons in the transfer of technology to the farmers' field of immense help in this direction.


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 17 No. 1, 2021, 176-181
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