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Finger millet is an important nutritive crop of the semi-arid zones of the world and it is the staple food crops for millions of people in Africa and Asia. To achieve more sustainable production from finger millet based cropping systems intercropping and sequential cropping of finger millet with pulse and oil seeds proved better and recorded more system yield per unit area than sole cropping of finger millet. Among the different finger mill based cropping systems finger millet + legumes recorded more sustainable yield and less weeds, insects and diseases infestation in the crop. Also reported, that including legume and oilseeds in finger millet based cropping systems reduced fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides application in crop than sole cropping. It is proven that combine use of cultural, mechanical, chemical and biological management practices of crop cultivation recorded more yield per unit area, less cost of cultivation than sole cropping of finger millet.