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“An Over View of the Implementation of Precision Farming Projects in Tamil Nadu, India”

Ramamoorthy, Dr. R. Ravikumar and A, Mr Jagan Gopu (2016): “An Over View of the Implementation of Precision Farming Projects in Tamil Nadu, India”.

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Abstract

The major problem for the failure of agricultural sector in India is believed to not taking the modern methods and innovations from the knowledge quarters to the agricultural field. Without the meeting of technology and ground level implementation, the benefits of modern technology and science cannot be optimal. Unsuitability of technology given the local agro-climatic conditions, unawareness of technology due to a communication gap, unwillingness to take unknown risks due to lack of trust, lack of knowledge, cultural barriers, lack of adequate credit of support for investment which is a prerequisite to the adoption of technology, to overcome these barriers, sound management of the technology dissemination need to be followed. The demonstration conducted by the Official of the project at Krishnagiri block, in Pennaiyar river sub basin, Alapatti tank in Krishnagiri district reveals that the initial demonstration implemented in the period of October 2008 to March 2009 with the 39 farmers and covered 26 hectare. The sustainability is very important aspect to measure the success or failure of the precision farming in the implemented area hence 134 farmers with 40 ha coverage showed that the real demonstration effects on farmers were adopted and sustained with precision farming through the year with various multi crops cultivated by the farmers because of higher yield, least inputs and more than that huge income from the farm. Followed by the last year Oct 2011 to Mar 2012 the total area of demonstration covered 110 ha and the impact also 110 ha with the overall demonstration which spread across the area with the total sustainability area is 448 ha.

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