Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques were adopted to identify the natural resources management related constraints in farming in the Pithla village in Amaniganj Block of Faizabad District in Uttar Pradesh. The study identified acute shortage of water for irrigation at the time of need as the most serious problem adversely affecting the agricultural production and productivity.

An extensional survey of Thoubal District was conducted during Oct to Mar 2004-2005 to collect the input data for production of various rabi crops. A questionnaire was prepared and farmers were interviewed personally regarding the necessary information. The various agricultural operations were converted in form of energy.