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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 2331-2335

Adoption of Drip Irrigation System by the Farmers in Bikaner District of Rajasthan
H. L. Verma1* and S. K. Sharma2
1Subject Matter Specialist (Agril. Ext.) Krishi Vigyan Kendra Nyoma (Leh), SKUAST-Kashmir, J&K (India) 194404
2Director Extension Education, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University Bikaner, Rajasthan (India) 334006
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Water is a well known basic and the most important input for agricultural production. A major quantity of water is utilized for irrigation in agriculture. In traditional surface irrigation method the losses in water conveyance and application are large. These losses can be considerably reduced by farmers by adopting drip irrigation technology. Proper economization of water would be advantageous to the farmers as well as it would be helpful in bringing more land under cultivation. In order to use such a precious natural resource economically, drip irrigation would be a possible solution which minimizes the losses of water and fertilizer as well as increase the yield of crops resulting the more profit and quality of product. The present study was conducted in four panchayat samities (out of six) in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. From the selected four panchayat samities, a total of 234 respondent farmers having drip irrigation system were selected randomly for the study purpose. The data were collected by personal interview method with the help of interview schedule. The data so collected were classified, tabulated and statistically analyzed. The findings of the study revealed that majority of (62.82 per cent) the respondents were found medium adopters of drip irrigation system followed by 20.94 per cent respondents were low adopters and 16.24 per cent respondents were high adopters of drip irrigation system. Further, it was concluded that the parameter of ‘Spacing between two emitters and laterals’ was widely adopted by the farmers. Whereas, the farmers least adopted the parameter like the whole ‘area under drip irrigation system’ could not covered due to the high initial investment and lack of resources.

Keywords: Adoption, Drip irrigation system

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Verma, H. L. and Sharma, S. K. 2020. Adoption of Drip Irrigation System by the Farmers in Bikaner District of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 2331-2335. doi:
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