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Impact Evaluation Study under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Mini Mission I & II of Technology Mission on Cotton (2009-10) -All India

The Department of Agriculture & Co-operation, awarded AFC the impact evaluation study of MM - I and MM - II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, Technology Mission on Cotton.  The study  covers 13 leading cotton growing States, viz., Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tripura.

The study is mainly based on a multi-stage sampling method with probability proportionate to area under cotton.  A total sample of 5000 farmers comprising 4000 beneficiaries and 1000 non-beneficiaries are   randomly selected in 50 districts among these 13 states.

The study involved: (i) assessment of the growth rate in area, production and yield during TMC period (2000-2006); (ii) quantification of the component-wise impact of Mini Mission II on Technology dissemination, (iii) assessment of the Impact/Usefulness of Sprinkler and Drip Irrigation System for each implementing State; (iv) suggestions on adaptation of rainfed technology in cotton cultivation in cotton growing states, etc.