Journal ID : AMA-22-10-2022-11749
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 10]
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Title : Preference Direct Seeding Over Transplanting Technology in Rice during Lockdown Period in Haryana.

Abstract :

Paddy sown with conventional puddled transplanting method is being considered as serious issue nowadays in view of climate change as it is more water & labour intensive technology. DSR is a feasible alternative to solve above issues so the present study was conducted in Ambala and Kurukshetra districts of Haryana, aiming at examining the preference of Direct Seeding (DSR) over Trans-Planting/Puddled Rice (TPR) and constraints experienced by farmers in its adoption during Lockdown for COVID-19 control in 2020. Empirical data was collected in 2020 & 2021, personally from 160 respondents, consisting 20 farmers from eight villages through a precisely & designed interview schedule and analyzed using standard methodology. According results majority of the respondents (78.75%) had fallen belonged to Low to Medium and 21.25 percent farmers had found to High category of overall adoption level of DSR technology during paddy season i.e. 2020 kharif, Whereas it was found for the Kharif 2021, most of farmers (88.12%) had a Low to Medium and only 11.88 percent respondents belonged to High category of overall adoption level of DSR that means the adoption of DSR among farmers, in 2020 was a little higher than of 2021 in other words farmers preferred DSR over TPR as they had been faced labour scarcity during COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which derived them to go for DSR adoption in some extent, rather than TPR and constraint of Non availability of DSR machine at the time of sowing faced the most in lockdown as machine requirement had increased among farmers due to low availability of labour for transplanting during lockdown, Weed infestation, Insufficient knowledge of DSR cultivation, The occurrence of rain before germination were also serious obstacles in adopting DSR.

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