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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (203) Last page : (209)
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Economic Impact of Front Line Demonstrations on Vegetables in Tiap District of Arunachal Pradesh

Abhimanyu Chaturvedi1, D. S. Chhonkar1, and     A. N. Tripathi2, Amit Singh 1,
P. P. Tripathi3 and Nitin Pandey4

1Krishi Vigyan Kendra- Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh,
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra-Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh
3Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh
4Krishi Vigyan Kendra Lalitpur- Khiriamisra, Uttar Pradesh
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Received: 30.03.2019 | Revised: 28.04.2019 | Accepted: 6.05.2019  



Tirap is one of the most backward districts of Arunachal Pradesh (India) having 88.2 % of populations are tribal. Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), Onion (Allium cepa L.) and Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) are the three major vegetable crops grown in the district. Farm Science Centre known as Krishi Vigyan Kendra laid down front line demonstrations on these three vegetable crops; by introducing improved and hybrid varieties and applying scientific package of practices in their cultivation. The productivity and economic returns of okra, onion and brinjal in improved technologies were calculated and compared with the corresponding farmer’s practices (local checks). All the three vegetable crops recorded higher gross returns, net return and benefit cost ratio in improved technologies as compared to the plots where farmers were using traditional practices in their cultivation. It is suggested that location-specific integrated approaches would be needed to bridge the productivity gap of the vegetable crops grown in the district.

Key words: Vegetable crops, Front line demonstrations, Technology and extension gaps, Technology index, Improved technologies, Economics.

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Cite this article: Chaturvedi, A., Chhonkar, D. S. and Tripathi, A. N., Singh, A., Tripathi, P.P. and Pandey, N., Economic Impact of Front Line Demonstrations on Vegetables in Tiap District of Arunachal Pradesh, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 203-209 (2019). doi: