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0721 System of Rice Intensification in Basmati: A Win Win Situation for Farmers and Rice Processors

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Presenter: Anurag Tewari and Bikram Barai …

Presenter: Anurag Tewari and Bikram Barai

Audience: 2nd National SRI Symposium, Agartala, India

Subject Country: India

Published in: Technology, Business

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    • 1. SRI in Basmati: A Win-Win Situation for Farmers & Rice Processors Anurag Tewari & Bikram Barai Tilda Riceland Pvt. Ltd. Kurukshetra, Haryana
    • 2. Tilda Riceland Pvt. Ltd. India’s Largest Processor & Exporter of Basmati FACE: Agricultural Extension Wing FOSTER: Agricultural Research Wing
    • 3. FACE at a Glance Genesis : 1986 Domicile : Adjoining TRL Premises Other habitat : All Mandies Spoken Language : Hindi with local dialect Objective To ensure that farmers cultivate Basmati on scientific lines
    • 4. Extension Activities
    • 5. Basmati Hotline: 1 800 180 3131 Toll-free facility for farmers - First time in India
    • 6. Wired Communication  Radio talks  Radio spots  Live phone-in program  Sponsorship of agricultural programs  Kisaan Program
    • 7. Weather Forecast
      • To help farmers to plan in advance.
      • District-wise daily weather forecasts on:
          • Temperature
          • Rainfall
      • Communication media:
          • Commission agents
          • All-India Radio
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    • 8. Other Extension Services
      • Basmati Schools for training
      • Reply cards for queries
      • Field visits on request
      • Field demonstrations
      • Basmati audio cassettes
      • Basmati Sandesh
      • Basmati Mitras
    • 9. Distribution of SUPERIOR Quality Agri-Inputs
    • 10. Seed Production & Multiplication  HBC 19 since 2000  Pusa Basmati since 2004 We distribute this on a NO PROFIT – NO LOSS basis  Certified Grade
    • 11. Providing Spray Pumps to Farmer  On a returnable basis  Free of hire charges
    • 12. To Make the Transaction Transparent
    • 13. Paddy Coupon Scheme Tilda Riceland Farmer Pukka Aarti Kacha Aarti Paddy Coupon
    • 14. Our Philosophy… … All this is done by FACE, free of cost. FACE does not impose any obligation on the part of farmers. Farmers may buy seed, take information from us, and yet not sell their product to us.
    • 15. Now to Consider FOSTER ( F ield O f S ystematic T rials & E xperiments on R ice) AN AGRI-RESEARCH WING OF TILDA RICELAND
    • 16. F O S T E R ( F ield O f S ystematic T rials & E xperiments on R ice ) Established : 2000 Objective : Basmati cultivation – a profitable enterprise Philosophy : - A total approach Cultivator Consumer FOSTER
    • 17. Farm Yield of Basmati HAU Claims: 35 Qtls/ha is achievable Farmers tell: 25 Qtls/ha is achieved FOSTER is venturing to bridge this gap Rice is life
    • 18. Constraints Prone to lodging Susceptible to insects Vulnerable to diseases Less turn-around time
    • 19. Testing of SRI in Basmati (2004) Objective: To study the effect of SRI on farm yield & quality of Basmati Expected benefits:
      • Higher farm yield
      • Improved quality
      • Economically competitive technique
    • 20. Research outcome Kharif 2004 & 2005 at FOSTER
      • Significantly higher farm yield
      • Reduction in plant height & lodging
      • Reduction in incidence of blast
      • Reduction in % of broken & immature grains
      SRI proved superior to PoP in Basmati SRI in Basmati
    • 21. Superior Quality
    • 22. Constraints in SRI in Basmati
      • More aftercare of nursery
      • Weed control is problematic
      • Complicated technique
      • Difficulty in farmers’ education
    • 23. Future Prospects of SRI in Basmati
      • Haryana farmers are eager to adopt SRI in Basmati
      • Potential to solve the major constraints in Basmati cultivation
      • Improved quality helps farmer fetch a higher price for their product
      • FACE can disseminate the technology in minimum possible time
    • 24. FOSTER is working on these lines to help farmers to reap rich harvests Thank You...