SRI Global News: February - April 2024 **sririce -- System of Rice Intensification
25.2K views | +0 today
Follow
SRI Global News: February - April 2024 **sririce -- System of Rice Intensification
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by SRI-Rice
April 19, 2019 3:20 PM
Scoop.it!

MANIPUR, INDIA: Maxim: Maximum - Tata Trusts Horizons Magazine

MANIPUR, INDIA: Maxim: Maximum - Tata Trusts Horizons Magazine | SRI Global News: February - April 2024 **sririce -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

"I did not sleep the night after planting the seeds,” Mr Ibotomba says, “and only fitfully in that first week. I was plagued by worry. What if it did not work, what if the rice died on me? This continued for a month, until the seeds began flowering. When harvesting time came I was over the moon: my output had increased by more than 50%.”  He should never have agonised so much as he had joined the ‘System of Rice Intensification’ (SRI) programme being supported by the Tata Trusts in Manipur and there was plenty of evidence that those swearing by its tenets would reap serious benefits. But Mr Ibotomba had to see before he believed. The SRI initiative, which has in its fold 4,580 farmers from 41 villages in five districts of the state, is primarily aimed at offering food and nutritional security for households with meagre resources.

Scooped by SRI-Rice
January 6, 2017 4:40 PM
Scoop.it!

MANIPUR, INDIA: Agricultural production increases

The average productivity of rice and pulses in the State is more than the all India average. For this significant achievement, the State was conferred the Krishi Karman Award by the Government of India in 2011-12 and 2012-13. During the year 2007-08, the Department introduced System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technology to achieve highest rice productivity in the State.

The conventional method was replaced with SRI, a cultivation method that is not only cost effective but also requires less quantity of inputs and water for irrigation. Farmers of the State adopted this method after realizing its benefits. The area under SRI cultivation also increases to 40,560 ha during 2015-16 comparing zero area in 2001-02.
No comment yet.