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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2585-2596

Food Security by Promotion of Pulses through KVK Methodology – A Way of Doubling the Farmers Income
C. Padma Veni1, Bandaru Venkata Rajkumar2, D. Vijaya Lakshmi3, M. Swetha4, P. Vijay Kumar5, M. Bhavya Manjari6 and K. Dattatri7
1(Agril. Extension) & Programme Coordinator, KVK, Rudrur, Telangana, India
2(Horticulture), KVK, Rudrur, Telangana, India
3(Crop Production), KVK, Rudrur, Telangana, India
4(Agril. Extension), KVK, Rudrur, Telangana, India
5(Plant Protection), KVK, Rudrur, Telangana, India
6(Home Science), KVK, Rudrur, Telangana, India
7(Agril. Extension), ATARI, Zone-X, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Food security tops the Government agenda as production stagnates and prices continue to be high. Pulses on account of their vital role in nutritional security and soil ameliorative properties have been an integral part of sustainable agriculture since ages. Presently, the pulses are grown in 23 million hectares with 13–15 million tonnes of production in the country. National Food Security Mission on pulses, a centrally sponsored scheme is implemented in the country during 2007 with a goal to increase production and productivity in pulse crops by providing farmers the high yielding variety seeds with improved technology as the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji emphasised in seven points strategy document for doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. This paper describes the sequential extension methods adopted in Cluster Front Line demonstration (CFLD) by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nizamabad, Telangana State for the promotion of Bengal gram and Green gram under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) during 2012-2018 in 381 demonstration plots in 152.4 ha to enhance the farmers yield and income. The extension methods used to disseminate the scientific production technologies during different crop stages in CFLD resulted in enhancing the farmers average yield and income in Green gram (8.82q/ha) with 16.67 % increase and Bengal gram (15.56q/ha) with 23.30 % increase in comparison to farmers practice. Besides, these CFLDs also expanded the area under pulses in the district as Nizamabad district is dominated by paddy crop. The high yielding varieties of Green gram and Bengal gram helped the farmers in realizing benefits with assured income especially when paddy could not be taken up in the district during severe drought period (2014-15 with rainfall -48.9 % & 2015-16 with rainfall -51.4 %).

Keywords: Food Security, Promotion, KVK Methodology, Farmers income

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Padma Veni C., Bandaru Venkata Rajkumar, D. Vijaya Lakshmi, M. Swetha, P. Vijay Kumar, M. Bhavya Manjari and Dattatri, K. 2018. Food Security by Promotion of Pulses through KVK Methodology – A Way of Doubling the Farmers Income.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2585-2596. doi:
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