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Agriculture is considered as the backbone of India, where around 75 per cent of the Indian population is dependent on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood. In many countries of the world, great emphasis in being given in recent years for the eco-friendly agriculturalpractices and sustainable agriculture. This study was conducted to analyse the extent of eco-friendly agricultural practices inTirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Three hundred farmers were identified based on the proportionate random sampling method and data were collected from them by using well-structured and pre-tested interview schedule. The collected data was subjected to statistical analysis like percentage analysis. Popular eco-friendly agricultural practices like application of FYM, practicing earthing up, growing castor crop in border, seed treatment with azospirillum, sheep penning, releasing egg parasites of Trichodermaviridae were adopted by about half of the sugarcane growers.

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