EXTENT OF PARTICIPATION OF FARMERS IN TANK MANAGEMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON CROP PRODUCTIVITY AND ANNUAL INCOMEM. B. Agnal, S. B. Goudapa, H. S. Sathish and Rekha
A study was conducted in Yadgir taluk of Yadgir district during 2015 to know the extent of peoples participation in tank management activities and also its impact on annual income. Yadgir district was purposively selected for the study. Among three taluka of Yadgir district, Yadgir taluk was purposively selected because of more number of tanks and also more area under tank irrigation. The villages selected for the study were Yergol, Ramasamudra, Alipur, Tanagundi, Kannalli and Yeddalli. From each study village, twenty farmers using tank water for irrigation were selected randomly. The data were collected personally from respondents using standardized interview schedule developed for the purpose. The collected data were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools. The results of the study revealed that, more than half (55.00 %) of the respondents belonged to medium participation category. Further, more than two-third of the respondents regularly participated in the activities such as deciding on the crops based on water available in the tank (76.67 %), deciding and attending repair and maintenance of bunds, canals etc (71.67 %), use of water based on critical stages (70.83 %) and supervision on tank management practices (67.50 %) as individual tank management practices. Considerable per cent of the respondents participated in tank management activities like construction and maintenance of bunds (44.17 %), cleaning of water supply channels (40.83 %), avoiding damages to bunds (39.17 %) and decision on number and type of crop to be grown (34.17 %). Majority (40.83 %) of them belonged to medium income category after participation in tank management practices.
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