A Study on Understanding the Adoption of Water Saving Technology: A Case Study of Drip Irrigation
Kaarthikeyan G M1, Suresh A2

1Suresh A, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, (Kerala), India.
2Kaarthikeyan G. M., Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, (Kerala), India.

Manuscript received on 23 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 1123-1130 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F2534037619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Drip irrigation is one of the water saving technology which is used for the potential usage of the available water. The traditional form of irrigation is surface irrigation, where water will flow in the land to reach the destination of the crops, this will lead to wastage of water. But, Drip irrigation is a technology which will take the water directly to the root of the crops through the pipes. This technology will increase the productivity of the crops. The findings is about the factors that drives the adoption of drip irrigation in Erode district in Tamil Nadu, India. Despite many advantages in the drip irrigation many farmers in the district have not adopted to the drip irrigation, so the findings also analyses the reasons for the farmers to not adopt drip irrigation, including financial constraints, water scarcity, no subsidy from the government, damages by the animals, high maintenance cost, lack in technical skills, etc.,
Keywords: Drip irrigation system, Precision agriculture, Technology Adoption, Constraints

Scope of the Article: Multi-Agent Systems