Assessing determinants, challenges and perceptions to adopting water-saving technologies among agricultural households in semi-arid states of India

Mohan, Geetha, Perarapu, Lakshmi Narayana, Chapagain, Saroj, Anugu, Amarender Reddy, Melts, Indrek, Mishra, Ranjeeta, Avtar, Ram and Fukushi, Kensuke, (2024). Assessing determinants, challenges and perceptions to adopting water-saving technologies among agricultural households in semi-arid states of India. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 7(100255), n/a-n/a

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    Author Mohan, Geetha
    Perarapu, Lakshmi Narayana
    Chapagain, Saroj
    Anugu, Amarender Reddy
    Melts, Indrek
    Mishra, Ranjeeta
    Avtar, Ram
    Fukushi, Kensuke
    Title Assessing determinants, challenges and perceptions to adopting water-saving technologies among agricultural households in semi-arid states of India
    Appearing in Current Research in Environmental Sustainability
    Volume 7
    Issue No. 100255
    Publication Date 2024-06-08
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier B.V.
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract This study investigates the adoption of water-saving irrigation technologies, specifically drip and sprinklers, within India's semi-arid states. Utilizing a probit model and data sourced from the India Human Development Survey-II, the research scrutinizes a sample size of 2891 households while engaging in focus group discussions. The findings highlight several key factors significantly impacting technology adoption, including education, caste, employment status, household income, orchard ownership, landholding size, irrigation source, access to irrigation, the Kisan Credit Card scheme, and utilization of electric and diesel pumps. Moreover, the study uncovers state-specific variations driven by factors such as water resources, crop patterns, and government policies, ultimately shaping the adoption landscape of specific irrigation technologies. Focus group discussions conducted in Andhra Pradesh reveal prominent challenges faced, including limited subsidies, high costs associated with adoption, and crop-specific irrigation requirements. In light of these findings, the study emphasizes the necessity for a comprehensive approach to achieve water conservation and enhance livelihoods. This approach advocates for the integration of joint farming practices, water-sharing methods, supportive financial policies encompassing subsidies and accessible credit facilities, and the implementation of sustainable government social schemes. Such integrated efforts are deemed imperative for fostering resilient societies amidst evolving agricultural and environmental landscapes.
    UNBIS Thesaurus AGRICULTURAL LAND
    WATER CONSERVATION
    WATER MANAGEMENT
    WATER RESOURCES
    Keyword India
    Microirrigation
    Perception
    Semi-arid
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2024
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1016/j.crsust.2024.100255
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