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Drip Irrigation Technology in Cotton Cultivation for Sustainable Agricultural Development


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Cotton is one the most indispensable fiber crop in the country and it plays a pivotal role throughout the world in flourishing the industrial and agricultural economy. The extensive use of cotton for various activities and industries has accorded it the status of “King of the Fiber Crops” and “White Gold”. The objective of the present study is to assess the knowledge levels and adoption of using the Drip Irrigation System (DIS) along with the subsequent impact and constraints. The data for accessing the above mentioned aspects were collected by the authors through the personal interviews conducted with the respondents at their respective homes/farms as well as findings of other authors were incorporated. It was found that knowledge level was moderate to high whereas adoption level was found medium among the farmers. It was noticed that factors like income, landholding, mass media exposure, education and socio-economic status played an important rle in adoption of drip irrigation in cotton crop. The research takes a step ahead in examining many aspects connected with cotton production, taking into account the position of drip irrigation for sustainable agriculture.

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knowledge, adoption, impact, constraints, drip irrigation system.
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Authors

Vinod Kumari
Cotton Section, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Subhash Chander
Cotton Section, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Karmal Malik
Cotton Section, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Kushagra Prasad
Cotton Section, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


Cotton is one the most indispensable fiber crop in the country and it plays a pivotal role throughout the world in flourishing the industrial and agricultural economy. The extensive use of cotton for various activities and industries has accorded it the status of “King of the Fiber Crops” and “White Gold”. The objective of the present study is to assess the knowledge levels and adoption of using the Drip Irrigation System (DIS) along with the subsequent impact and constraints. The data for accessing the above mentioned aspects were collected by the authors through the personal interviews conducted with the respondents at their respective homes/farms as well as findings of other authors were incorporated. It was found that knowledge level was moderate to high whereas adoption level was found medium among the farmers. It was noticed that factors like income, landholding, mass media exposure, education and socio-economic status played an important rle in adoption of drip irrigation in cotton crop. The research takes a step ahead in examining many aspects connected with cotton production, taking into account the position of drip irrigation for sustainable agriculture.

Keywords


knowledge, adoption, impact, constraints, drip irrigation system.

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