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Doing More with Less
Dissemination of Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) Technology
Paddy farmers of Kaithal, Haryana
The Challenge:
  • The traditional method of transplanting rice resulted in over-exploitation of water
  • It was also labor intensive, leading to lower returns

The Solution:
  • DSR technology which utilizes just 50% of the water as against traditional method
  • Farmers selected and educated about DSR technology
  • Project implemented under supervision of agriculture scientists

The Impact:
  • 109 farmers participated in the pilot as against the target of 100
  • 150 acres across 5 villages of Kaithal district covered under the project
  • Project covered by media as an inspirational story
  • Technology being replicated in 15 new villages covering 750 farmers owning over 3000 acres.
  • Better crop price discovery

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