Adoption Pattern of SRI Technology Amongst the Paddy Growers of Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

V. Meshram, N. Chobitkar and K.K. Singh


Rice is the staple food crop of India, providing 43 per cent of caloric requirement for more than 73 per cent of Indian population. The demand can only be met by maintaining the increase in productivity under decreasing trend of land availability and total factor productivity and has to meet the demands for sustainability and preservation of environment quality.Assembly of the practices that culminated in SRI began in the 1960s based on Fr. de Laulanie’s observation of ‘positive-deviant’ farmer practices, starting with planting single seedlings instead of multiple seedlings in a clump, and not keeping irrigated paddy fields flooded during the rice plants’ vegetative growth stage. Keeping this in view the study was designed to find out the extent of adoption of recommended practices of SRI technology of paddy cultivation and relationship of the characteristics of paddy growers with their level of adoption. The study was conducted in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh during the year 2009 to 2010. Total 103 respondents were selected on random basis.

Keyword: Pattern; Production; Cultivation;

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