SRI is one such technique that aims at promoting the yield of rice for paddy growers through organic manure. SRI aligns with adaption to and also mitigates climate change by reduced methane emission levels. It reduces the quantity of water required to cultivate paddy significantly but is a labour-intensive method at the initial stages. The quantity of seeds required is also much less, as seeds are planted with wider spacing.
Farmers being trained for SRI
Farmers being cultivated paddy using SRI
Acres land area covered using the SRI method
This was the very first time in the district for this kind of mass paddy cultivation by using the SRI method. The average yield using the conventional way of cultivating paddy was about 3-4 tonnes/hectare. While using SRI, the yield was enhanced to about 6.1 tonnes/hectare.
1. Creating farmer groups
2. Demonstrations and “On the ground” exposure cum guidance
3. Establishing a centralized information facility