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Farmers-scientists interface organized at Potka

Farmer-Scientist Interface by Yuva Jamshedpur

Yuva organized a Farmer-Scientist Interface at Potka, Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur:  A farmer-scientist interface programme was organized on December 3, 2012 at Potka. The scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darisai, listened to the farmers’ problems and offered solutions to those problems. Farmers from more than 10 villages of the Potka area took part in the programme very enthusiastically. Continue reading


Sensitization meet a grand success at Potka, Jamshedpur

As scheduled, a sensitization meeting on SRI method for paddy cultivation was held on July 18, 2010 in Podahatu village of Potka, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand by YUVA, Jamshedpur.

More than 40 farmers from 14 villages of Potka block attended this very important meet. It was the responsibility of the master trainer Mr. Bharat Singh Sardar to brief the farmers about the SRI technique and he did this very efficiently.

Mr. Sardar told the villagers that this technique requires less amount of water, while gives more than double yield of paddy crop.

Yuva co-ordinator Mr. Arup Kumar Mandal and Ms. Chanmani Sanwaiyan also briefed the farmers about the techniques of cultivating rice and using the latest inventions in agricultural science.

A list  of those farmers has also been prepared who are willing to use SRI method on their land for cultivating paddy.  All these farmers would be sent to Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agricultural Science Centre) for further training. sri method.these farmers will be sent krishi vigyan kendra for further training.

The interest and fervour shown by the farmers ensured that this meeting was highly successful.

Sensitization meet for paddy cultivation at Podahatu village

Yuva is going to organize a sensitization meeting at podahatu village of Potka block on Paddy cultivation through SRI method  on 18 July. It was planned to be kicked off on 4 th July. But owing to the unfortunate death of one villager, it had been postponed.

System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

SRI is not a technology, but rather a set of ideas and insights. It is a whole package of agronomic approaches which together exploit the genetic potential of rice plants; create a better growing environment (both above and below ground); enhance soil health and reduce inputs.

SRI can  increase  rice yield, while using less water and lowering production costs (WWF, 2004). It uses all the usual agronomic practices for transplanted rice —raising a nursery, transplanting, irrigating, weed management and nutrient management—but there are some drastic differences in how these are carried out.


SRI emphasises on utilizing early growth vigor of seedlings, facilitates less competition for light, nutrients, enhances resource use efficiency (seeds, water, fertilizer, pesticides), brings down over dependence on chemical fertilizers, promoting healthy root growth and increased soil microbial activity thereby enhancing soil organic matter content.

The set of six simple practices such as planting young seedlings (10-12 days), planting seedlings at wider spacing (25×25 cm), alternate wetting and drying during vegetative phase to keep soil moist, applying organic manures, weeding with cono weeders and incorporating the weed biomass and crop protection by bio pesticides and bio control agents are emphasized.