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KASHMIR, INDIA: 'Rice intensification system’ can save farmers of parched Kashmir?

KASHMIR, INDIA: 'Rice intensification system’ can save farmers of parched Kashmir? | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Amidst the worst concerns of the farmers in Kashmir in view of prolonged dry spell, agriculture experts here have brought some hope to them.According to experts with the SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) some innovative methods like ‘system of rice intensification’ (SRI) can be a boon to the paddy farmers amid the prevailing “hopeless” condition.

It may recalled that the irrigation and flood control department has asked the farmers not to cultivate paddy this year in view of drying up of the irrigation canals in Kashmir.  Dr Muhammad Anwar Bhat, senior scientist Agronomy at SKUAST-K said, “With the SRI, a new way of cultivating rice has gained prominence among the farmers in several areas. The new form of cultivation is not just cost-effective, it needs less water and gives more yield as compared to traditional form of rice cultivation.”

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See accompanying article by Tavseef Mairaj for more context. See "Rice scarcity in Water. Yes, why not?"

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KASHMIR, INDIA: The Groundbreakers

KASHMIR, INDIA: The Groundbreakers | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

SRI was first introduced on two kanals of land owned by Malla. The results were extraordinary, says Mukhtar, Associate Coordinator, IGSSS, the production was almost double. For 2016, he says, the target area for SRI is 130 kanals of land.
There is visible change in production,” says Malla, the farmer. Earlier, using old farming technique, Malla could hardly meet his family’s foodgrain need. “Now I can even save and sell.” [The NGO IGSSS is working helping with relief, rehabilitation and rebuilding in Kashmir's devastated Sonawari belt.]

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