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EXPERIENCES OF  SHRI RISHESHWAR PRASAD District: Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Name: Shri Risheshwar Prasad Age: 42 Years Education: B.A. Pass. Village: Andarthi District: Tehri Garhwal Family members:...
SRI Adoption - Variations Practices Conventional Method S.R.I Nursery Seed - 2 kg/ nali Seed- 250 gm/nali Field preparatio...
SRI OPERATIONS
Upscaling SRI Year 2006 Year 2007 Year 2008 SRI Area 0.5 Nali (0.01 ha) 2.0 Nali (0.04 ha) 4 Nali (0.08 ha) Variety  Pant-...
Perceived Benefits <ul><li>Less seed (just 250 grams/Nali) </li></ul><ul><li>Less water required (0.5” - 1.0”)  </li></ul>...
Comparative Results Parameter Conventional S.R.I Total number of tillers 10 58 Average plant height (cm) 145 174 Productiv...
SRI - Constraints & Lessons <ul><li>A. CONSTRAINTS </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to use marker and weeder for the first time...
Suggestions   <ul><li>More awareness and capacity-building of farmers required for promoting SRI. </li></ul><ul><li>Timely...
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0883 Experiences of Shri Risheshwar Prasad. District: Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

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Audience: State Level Workshop on 'Promoting SRI Paddy Cultivation for Achieving Food Security in Uttarakhand'

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0883 Experiences of Shri Risheshwar Prasad. District: Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

  1. 1. EXPERIENCES OF SHRI RISHESHWAR PRASAD District: Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
  2. 2. Name: Shri Risheshwar Prasad Age: 42 Years Education: B.A. Pass. Village: Andarthi District: Tehri Garhwal Family members: 4 Occupation: Agriculture, animal husbandry Total agriculture land: 0.1 ha (5 Nali) Extent of paddy land: 0.1 ha (5 Nali) Livestock: Two buffaloes Water source: Stream (Gadhera) Profile
  3. 3. SRI Adoption - Variations Practices Conventional Method S.R.I Nursery Seed - 2 kg/ nali Seed- 250 gm/nali Field preparation Marker not used Marker used Transplantation No fixed spacing 10” x 10” (10 day-old seedlings transplanted) Weeding Manual Weeder used three times Water management 6” water applied throughout Application of 1” inch water, rest drained Fertilizers/manure Vermi-compost Panchgavya, vermi- compost & vermi-wash
  4. 4. SRI OPERATIONS
  5. 5. Upscaling SRI Year 2006 Year 2007 Year 2008 SRI Area 0.5 Nali (0.01 ha) 2.0 Nali (0.04 ha) 4 Nali (0.08 ha) Variety Pant- 11 China- 04 China- 04 Grain yield 50 kg/ nali (2.5 t/ha) 75 kg/ nali (3.75 t/ha) 62.5 kg/ nali (3.13 t/ha)
  6. 6. Perceived Benefits <ul><li>Less seed (just 250 grams/Nali) </li></ul><ul><li>Less water required (0.5” - 1.0”) </li></ul><ul><li>Less time required </li></ul><ul><li>Less labour work </li></ul><ul><li>Grain production doubled </li></ul><ul><li>Green fodder production more by 2- 2.5 times </li></ul>
  7. 7. Comparative Results Parameter Conventional S.R.I Total number of tillers 10 58 Average plant height (cm) 145 174 Productive tillers 6 41 Ave. panicle length (cm.) 20 24 Ave. no. of grains/panicle 130 254 Total output of grain 30.0 kg/nali (1.5 T/ha) 62.5 kg/ nali (3.1 T/ha) Total output of straw 40.0 kg/nali (2.0 T/ha) 88.5. kg/nali (4.4 T/ha) Total cost of cultivation (Rs.) Rs. 435/nali (Rs. 21,750/ha) Rs. 250/nali (Rs. 12,500/ha)
  8. 8. SRI - Constraints & Lessons <ul><li>A. CONSTRAINTS </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to use marker and weeder for the first time, especially by women </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to use weeder and marker in small and irregular terraces </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in transportation of 10 day-old saplings </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of water under rainfed conditions, especially after milking stage </li></ul><ul><li>LESSONS </li></ul><ul><li>Nursery raising and transplanting should be done on time </li></ul><ul><li>More weeding results in higher yields </li></ul><ul><li>Design modifications required in Mandava weeder for small terraces </li></ul><ul><li>Proper water management required in terraced fields </li></ul>
  9. 9. Suggestions <ul><li>More awareness and capacity-building of farmers required for promoting SRI. </li></ul><ul><li>Timely availability of quality markers and weeders. </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidy for manures and equipments from government. </li></ul>
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