Evaluation of rice variety Manaswini through front line demonstration in Ganjam district of Odisha
The study was carried out through front line demonstrations during Kharif season of 2017 in two adopted villages of Ganjam district i.e. Padripalli, Jharapadar in Odisha on farmers field with the active participation of farmers with an objective to evaluate the performances of improved technology of HYV rice Manaswini as compared to the local check (MTU 1001). The HYV Manaswini recorded grain yield 45.80 q ha-1 which was 21.7 per cent higher yield than local check (MTU 1001) In spite of increase in yield of improved technology the technological gap, extension gap and technology index existed which was 27.20 q ha-1, 8.35 q ha-1 and 36.8 per cent, respectively. The improved technology of HYV Manaswini gave higher gross return of Rs. 65192 ha-1 with a benefit cost ratio of 1.48 and additional net return of Rs.8359 ha-1 as compared to local check. Hence, the existing high yielding rice variety MTU 1001 can be replaced by HYV Manaswini since it fits to the existing farming situation for higher productivity and income.