Constraints Experienced by Sugarcane Farmers in Adopting Drip Irrigation Technology


  • Balamurugan V
  • Arunkumar R
  • Sujaivelu T



Drip irrigation; Constraints; Sugarcane; Water; Tamil Nadu


The present study was conducted in Pappireddipatti taluk of Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu to ascertain the constraints faced by the sugarcane growers in adopting drip (micro) irrigation technology. Altogether, 120 sugarcane growers using drip irrigation system constituted the sample of the study. The major constraints in adoption of drip irrigation technology were frequent clogging in laterals and drippers followed by system damage due to rats and other animals and lack of technical knowledge about maintenance of the drip system.

Author Biographies

Balamurugan V

Department of Agricultural and Rural Management, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Arunkumar R

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Sujaivelu T

Department of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Chidambaram.


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How to Cite

V, B., R, A., & T, S. (2021). Constraints Experienced by Sugarcane Farmers in Adopting Drip Irrigation Technology. Journal of Extension Education, 33(2), 6683–6686.