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Vinay Mehala Umesh Kumar Sharma Joginder Singh Malik Satbir Singh Pramendra Pramendra

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The present study was conducted with the specific objective i.e. to analyze the economic impact of recourse conservation technology (zero tillage) as compare to conventional tillage practices on wheat cultivation in Ambala district of Haryana. The study revealed that there was significant impact of conservation practices, 22% human labour, 37% machine labour, 25% seed cost and 33% irrigation water was saved under zero tillage compared to conventional tillage (CT) method of wheat production. B: C ratio under zero tillage was 2.86 while under
conventional method it was reduced to 2.56. Therefore, zero tillage was economically feasible. It was observed that through the zero tillage farmers can get 3% more yield. The net returns in ZT of wheat production were higher by 4% as compared to CT method. In case of zero tillage, economic efficiency measure was 0.61 as compared to 0.34 in conventional system of wheat cultivation. The research work conducted was holistic in nature combining various elements of technology, resource conservation and economics.

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Analysis, Conventional, Economic, Zero tillage

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Mehala, V., Sharma, U. K., Malik, J. S., Singh, S., & Pramendra, P. (2016). Economic impact of zero tillage on wheat cultivation in Ambala (Haryana), India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(4), 2235–2241. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v8i4.1118
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