Benefits Availed and Constraints Faced by Beneficiaries of Jalasamrudhi, Project, Thiruvananthapuram

P, M, Anjana *

Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Lazarus, T P

Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Vijayan, A

Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Raj, S K

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Gopinath, P P

Department of Agricultural Statistics, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The study analysed the benefits availed and constraints faced by beneficiaries of Jalasamrudhi Project, Thiruvananthapuram. A systematic sampling technique was adopted for the data collection and information was collected from 80 beneficiaries of the project, thus making the total sample size 80. The farmers responded to the benefits availed and the constraints were ranked using Garrett ranking technique. The respondents benefitted from increase in ground water table level, market and non- market benefits. The major constraints faced by the beneficiaries were crop loss due to high speed wind, pests and climate change, followed by non-availability of inputs and non- availability of subsidy on time, lack of technical guidance. The primary suggestion from beneficiary farmers was to ensure continuity and follow-up, increase the project period from 5 to 10 years and ensure better infrastructure facilities to improve the effectiveness of the project.

Keywords: Constraints, ground water table level, market benefits, non-market benefits, watershed development


How to Cite

Anjana , P. M., Lazarus, T P, Vijayan, A, Raj, S K, & Gopinath, P P. (2024). Benefits Availed and Constraints Faced by Beneficiaries of Jalasamrudhi, Project, Thiruvananthapuram. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 42(6), 75–81. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2024/v42i62464

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