IGKV’s technique proves to be a boon in inadequate rainfall

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Dec 2017 10:38:27


 

Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

The technique is focused at a time when 96 tehsils scattered in 21 out of 27 districts have been declared drought affected


A new technique developed by Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, has to led to sufficient paddy yield on 1000 acres of unirrigated fields scattered in seven districts of the state even at a time when the rainfall was inadequate.


A new machine Inclined Plate Planter was used in the technique and the result was 15 to 20 quintal yield per acre.
The consumption of inputs particularly seeds and fertilizer was also recorded less. This technique has thus proved to be remedial in inadequate rainfall condition. The technique is focused at a time when 96 tehsils scattered in 21 out of 27 districts have been declared drought affected. The new technique was demonstrated in Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bemetara, Bhatapara and a few other districts by the agricultural engineering department of IGKV.


According to IGKV expert Dr Ajay Verma, as a result of sowing with the machine, there is not only a certain distance among the rows, but the distances between the grown up plants is also maintained.
The seed requirement is just one-fourth of what is required in the traditional way.