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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

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.2020.9(9): 3619-3525

Productivity and Profitability Enhancement in Little Millet through Frontline Demonstration in Vathalmalai Tribal Areas of Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, India
A. Vennila1*, R. Thangadurai1, M. Sangeetha1 and P. S. Shanmugam2
1ICAR ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Pulses, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Frontline demonstration was taken up in the Vathalmalai tribal area of Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu, India during kharif 2016 to create awareness among the tribal farmers and demonstrate the improved production technologies in Little millet. The Improved Crop Management practices including cultivation of improved drought tolerant and short duration Little millet variety CO 4, integrated management of nutrients, need based pest and disease management practices were demonstrated and compared with the existing farmers practice followed in Little millet cultivation. Results showed that demonstration of Little millet variety CO 4 with Improved Crop Management practices recorded higher grain yield of 1590 kg/ ha and farmers practice recorded lower yield of 1258 kg/ha. Adoption of Improved Crop Management practices increased the grain yield of Little millet to the tune of 23.74 per cent compared to farmers practice. Farmers earned higher net income of Rs.24410 /ha through the demonstration and Rs.17475/ha with farmers practice. Besides, farmers realized higher benefit cost ratio (2.59) through the demonstration compared to farmers practice (1.84). Thus, the frontline demonstration of improved variety with crop management practices increased the grain yield and net income of the farmers growing Little millet under rainfed condition. In this study, potential of the improved variety and technologies were demonstrated systematically and scientifically in the farmers field along with farmers practice for further adoption by farming community in large scale.

Keywords: Demonstration, Little millet, Grain yield, Net income Benefit cost ratio

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Vennila, M. A., R. Thangadurai, M. Sangeetha and Shanmugam, P. S. 2020. Productivity and Profitability Enhancement in Little Millet through Frontline Demonstration in Vathalmalai Tribal Areas of Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3619-3525. doi:
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