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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:12, December, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 1705-1709

Influence of Rain Water Harvesting Techniques on Yield, Root Development and Profitability of Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) Under Rainfed Condition
Amar Kant Verma1*, U.D. Awasthi1, Rahul Ranjan2 and Naval Kishor1
1Department of Soil Conservation and Water Management, 2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, C S Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur –208002 (U.P.), India
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A field experiment was conducted at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh during two Kharif seasons of 2012 and 2013 to assess the relative productivity and profitability of pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) as influenced by different low cost water harvesting techniques. The soil of the experimental field was sandy loam in texture with average fertility. Water harvesting techniques tested in the experiment were compartmental bunding, deep ploughing, raised and sunken bed, inter row water harvesting, inter-paired row water harvesting, scooping and flat sowing as control. The result revealed that different rain water harvesting techniques showed significant response over control in respect to yield, root development and monetary return. Among different water harvesting techniques, inter-paired row water harvesting (IPRWH) produced highest seed yield of 20.50 and 21.90 q ha-1 fetching Rs. 17512 and 20557 ha-1 which exhibited maximum B:C ratio of 1.04 and 1.22 during 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Keywords: Rain water harvesting, Rainfed, Root development, Economic efficiency.

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Amar Kant Verma, U.D. Awasthi, Rahul Ranjan and Naval Kishor. 2017. Influence of Rain Water Harvesting Techniques on Yield, Root Development and Profitability of Pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) Under Rainfed Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 1705-1709. doi:
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