2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Impact of solar pump set on change in the cropping pattern and cropping intensity of Bilaspur district of ChhattisgarhAuthor(s):
Mukesh Kumar A Nant, Ajay Tegar and Rohit SahuAbstract:
Agriculture is important to the Indian economy. Agriculture supports more than 70 per cent of rural households. The share of agriculture and allied sectors in Gross Value Added (GVA) of the country at current prices is 17.8 percent for the year 2019-20. Chhattisgarh holds first position in India for installing the maximum number of solar pump set. The study was conducted in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh and found that before using solar irrigation pump by the farmers were cultivating paddy and pigeon pea in Kharif season. Paddy, wheat, Lathyrus, coriander and also chickpea were grown in during Rabi season after that land was left fallow in summer season. The net cropped area was 2.14 hectare, gross cropped area was 2.98 hectare and cropping intensity was 138.78 percent. After using a solar irrigation pump the farmers were changed their cropping patterns and increased gross cultivated area. The farmers were grown some additional crops like chilli, brinjal and papaya in kharif season, tomato in Rabi season and okra, blackgram and mung bean in summer season. Hence, the gross cropped area was increased 4.36 hectare and cropping intensity was 203.73 percent after adopting solar irrigation pump.Pages: 25-29 | Views: 424 | Downloads: 220Download Full Article: Click Here
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Mukesh Kumar A Nant, Ajay Tegar, Rohit Sahu. Impact of solar pump set on change in the cropping pattern and cropping intensity of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Int J Plant Pathol Microbiol 2022;2(2):25-29.