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System of rice intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation
This technique requires minimum quantity of seeds and decreased quantity of water for cultivation. This in turn cuts down the input cost and water requirement. This technology plays a key role in the production of seeds. This includes cultivation of paddy crop without chemicals and it covers the production chain – from seed to harvest. The main components of the technology are - Low seed rate – 5 to 10 kg / acre, Minimum area of nursery – 1 to 2 cents, Young seedlings (15 – 18 days old), No. of seedlings per hill – single, Spacing - 15 cm between rows, Use of conoweeder – thrice during vegetative stage and Alternate wetting and drying. Total cost of paddy cultivation (Nagapattinam district) following SRI cultivation technology is Rs. 14,000/- per acre.

Developed By: Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS)

Current Status: This technology has been disseminated through 275 training programmes covering 900 farmers in four districts of Tamil Nadu. Apart from Tamil Nadu, CIKS has been involved in the promotion of SRI technology in three villages in Gurmitkal taluk, Gulbarga district Karnataka. A total of 140 farmers are involved in the organic cultivation of paddy following SRI technology in Thiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram and Nagapattinam districts covering 100.2 ha. A community enterprise on SRI transplanting has been started in Radhanallur panchayat of Nagapattinam district during April 2013. A total of 20 women from two women SHG were trained on SRI method of transplanting and cono weeder application. Farmers are getting 500 to 600kg of higher yield (27 - 35 % higher) than conventional farmers and also saving Rs. 3500 – 4000/- per acre (upto 30 - 35%) towards cost of cultivation.

Concerned Person: Sh. A.V. Balasubramanian

Contact Details: Sh. A.V. Balasubramanian Mobile No: 04424471087 Email id:


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