Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (Jul-sep), Volume: (57), Issue. (3)
First page: (48) Last page: (52)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57312

Awareness and Constraints regarding Water Conservation Practices in Haryana (India)

Pawan Kumar1,Rati Mukteshawar1*, Sonia Rani1, J.S. Malik1 and Narender Kumar2 

1Department of Extension Education, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana 
2Department of Soil and Water Engineering, CCS HAU, Hisar-125004, Haryana *Corresponding author email id: rmrhau@gmail.com 

Received:
25 April 2021

Accepted:
02 June 2021

Online Published:
28 June 2021

How to cite the Article

Kumar, P., Mukteshawar, R., Rani, S., Malik, J. S., & Kumar, N. (2021). Awareness and Constraints regarding Water Conservation Practices in Haryana (India). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(03), 48–52. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57312 Cite
Kumar, Pawan, et al. “Awareness and Constraints Regarding Water Conservation Practices in Haryana (India).” Indian Journal of Extension Education, vol. 57, no. 03, 2021, pp. 48–52, http://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57312. Cite
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Kumar P, Mukteshawar R, Rani S, Malik JS, Kumar N. Awareness and Constraints regarding Water Conservation Practices in Haryana (India). IJEE. 2021;57(03):48‑52. DOI: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57312 Cite
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ABSTRACT

Water and soil are the most important inputs essential for crops. Both shortage and excess of water affects the growth and development of the plants, yields and quality of produce. There are numerous methods to reduce such losses and to improve soil moisture like mulching, cropping pattern, planting of trees and water harvesting etc. The study was carried out in two agro-climatic zone i.e.north-eastern zone and south-western zoneof Haryana state. Atotal 240 farmers were interviewedwith well-structured interview schedulefor awareness and constraints regarding water conservation practices. The findings revealed that farmers’ had high awareness about ‘canal water is best for crops’, ‘nearness of soil and water testing laboratory’ and ‘water harvesting reduce soil erosion’. The major constraints reported by farmers were ‘Lack of soil and water testing facilities and delay in reports’ and ‘Deterioration of water quality in indigenous water harvesting structure’.

Keywords

Awareness, constraints, water conservation, Soil and water testing, water harvesting