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AICRP on Sorghum
( AICRP - Sorghum )

Extension and Training

  • In last five years 1473 Front Line Demonstrations were conducted across rabi sorghum growing tracts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (Table 11).
  • Since 2011, towards socio-economic upliftment of tribal farmers by introducing latest sorghum production technologies with technical and financial support, under tribal sub-plan (TSP) scheme a total of 6605 demonstrations were organized on tribal fields in five different sorghum growing states, viz., Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat through seven AICSIP centres and NGO-Agri Bio-tech Foundation, Hyderabad (Table 12). The demonstrated sorghum varieties gave 95 per cent higher grain yield than the local check. Besides, farm implements like, sprayers, dusters, seed drills, spade, Chaff cutter (mannual), etc., were also allocated to tribal farmers across the field demonstration areas. In this way, the demonstrated technologies could help to raise monetary benefits of the tribal farmers from the improved sorghum cultivation.