Water Benefit Certificate Pilot Projects
Bhiva P. Parab, The Navhind Times | February 24, 2014
Improving yields and reducing ecological footprint
December 3, 2012 | by Jonathan Latham
The world record yield for paddy rice production is not held by an agricultural research station or by a large-scale farmer from the United States, but by Sumant Kumar who has a farm of just two hectares in Darveshpura village in the state of Bihar in Northern India. His record yield of 22.4 tons per hectare, from a one-acre plot, was achieved with what is known as the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). To put his achievement in perspective, the average paddy yield worldwide is about 4 tons per hectare. Even with the use of fertilizer, average yields are usually not more than 8 tonsReadmore...
TNAU training on unique system to enhance water productivity in canes
Jointly organized by
Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI), NRMC (NABARD) & AgSri
Date: 24th and 25th August 2011, Venue: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
"The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) which raises crop yield while reducing water, chemical fertilizer and pesticide usage through simple changes in the times when and the means by which rice seeds are transplanted and irrigated."