COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme 2: Recent Trends in Agriculture and Resource Management

Study of Technological Interventions of Cluster Frontline demonstrations (CFLD) pulses on yield enhancement of Pigeon pea (Cajanus Cajan L.) in tribal district of Mandla, Madhya Pradesh

Meshram Vishal, Sharma Aashutosh, Sharma S.R., Verma Nidhi, Suryawanshi V.S.

JNKVV, Jabalpur


The study was carried out by Krishi Vigyan Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh to know the yield gaps between improved package and practices under cluster front line demonstration (CFLD pulses) and farmer’s practice (FP) of Pigeon pea (Cajanus Cajan L.) crop variety Rajeshwari under rainfed condition. Cluster Front Line Demonstration on Pigeon pea were conducted on farmer’s fields during Rabi season of two sequential years i.e. 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 under National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Govt. of India to demonstrate the impact of enriched agro-techniques on production and economic benefits under rainfed conditions. CFLD’s were conducted in 30 ha and 20 ha area for two years with active involvement of 125 farmers and scientific staff of KVK. According to analysis of data the highest grain yield was obtained in demonstrated plots with an average of 10.70 q/ha as compared to local check with an average of 7.10 q/ha. An average mean of extension gap, technology gap and technology index were calculated as 3.60 q/ha, 5.30 q/ha, 33.64 percent, respectively. Adoption of improved package of practices in Pigeon pea cultivation recorded average higher B:C ratio (2.73) as compared to Farmers Practice (2.05) during the period of study. Thus, the productivity of Pigeon pea could be increased with the adoption of recommended improved package of practices. The study resulted in satisfying the farming community for higher productivity and returns.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India