Promoting Direct Seeding of Rice

BACKGROUND The East India Plateau (EIP), comprising major parts of Jharkhand and some parts of adjoining West Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa, is one of the poorest regions of India. It is characterized by high but unevenly distributed rainfall (1,100–1,600 mm, 80 percent received from June to September), frequent and sometimes long dry spells within the… Continue reading Promoting Direct Seeding of Rice

Irrigation simplified through treadle pumps

An affordable and eco-friendly water lifting solution for marginal farmers in seven states of India BACKGROUND States falling under the Indo – Gangetic belt, such as Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, have abundant water resources in the form of higher level of water table. However, smallholders face the… Continue reading Irrigation simplified through treadle pumps