Study Reports

A Comparative Study on Drought coping ability of SRI and Conventional method of Paddy Cultivation

During 2009 kharif, out of 526 meteorological districts for which data are available, 215 districts (41%) of the meteorological districts received excess/normal rainfall and the remaining 311 districts (59%) received deficient/scanty rainfall. The agricultural operation of paddy was severely affected due to scanty rainfall in early part of the monsoon. Paddy cultivation area came down to 327.40 lakh hectares compared to normal area of 391.17 lakh hectares. So a study on “A Comparative study on Drought coping ability of SRI (System of Rice Intensification) and CMP (Common Management Practices) method of rice cultivation in India” was carried out through SDTT partners by involving some other institutes within a time frame of two months with the objective on finding out the ability of SRI to cope with drought-like situation in comparison to conventional methods of paddy cultivation as well as presenting suitable management practices for coping with water stress. For a detailed report on the study, please click Drought Study Report

Onfarm research Fundings (2012-13)

"Significantly taller plants, higher number of productive tillers, longer panicles, increased number of filled grains/panicle with reduced chaffyness and increased test weight resulting in higher grain and straw yield when one or two 12 day old young seedling planted in a spacing of 25x25cm2, under integrated nutrient management condition followed by three times cross weeding with mandwa weeder"


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On farm SRI Research Fundings (2009-11)

In addition to SRI extension, the program has concentrated upon on-farm research directly through the partner organizations from 2009 and collaborative research along with the State Agricultural Universities in the later stage. For wider replication and to make the practices more farmers’ friendly, on-farm research trial was planned taking different probable treatments under particular aspect. Accordingly, during 2009 the SRI Secretariat (Promoted by SDTT and hosted by Livolink Foundation) had come up with a compact research plan involving various research scientists and practitioner. Since Kharif’2009 the on-farm research trial on SRI has been conducted in de-centralised agro-climatic zones of Koraput, Kalahandi and Cuttack (Odisha), Gaya (Bihar), Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), South 24 Praganas (West Bengal) and Deheradun (Uttarakhand) in order to obtain comparative results.


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