ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF MOLE DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN WATERLOGGED VERTISOLS IN MALWA REGION OF MADHYA PRADESH, INDIAS.S. Dhakad, K.V. Ramana Rao, Rajiv Umat G.R. Ambawatia, N.S. Khedkar and Gayatri Verma
Field experiments were conducted at farmers fields in Shajapur district in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh during rabi 2014-15 & kharif 2015 to assess growth parameters and economics of mole drain system in temporary waterlogged vertisols. Mole drain system was found better in terms of growth parameters; yield attributes and economics parameters comparison with the control. The net return is the best index of profitability of crop production and higher net return Rs 64725 per ha and Rs 28325 per ha were recorded for lentil and soybean crop respectively under mole drain areas whereas, the lower net return Rs 31300 per ha and Rs 11900 per ha was recorded under control (No mole drain system) for these crops. From the study, it can be concluded that the mole drains are best option for the water logged vertisols and it is the most appropriate, profitable and productive practice in these soils not only for kharif crops but also for rabi crops.
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