Saturday, June 28, 2014

WATCH: Video: Folk Rice Conservation in Sundarban in Bengali (2014)

The Folk Rice Conservation by Dr. Anupam Paul, in Sundarban by Paschim Sridgharkathi Janakalyan Sangha, Jogeshgunj, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. They are maintaining 300 folk rice varieties and more than 2000 farmers have takne their seeds in 2013. In most of the cases rice is grown with almost zero input, no need to add organic matter or pesticide, it is a riverine belt with delta and low lying fields. Water stagnation and salinity is very common as it is close to sea - The Bay of Bengal. In the vast stretch of water body one cannot apply any fertilizer or organic matter, rather it is not needed. Those who speak in favour (System of Rice Intensification) with young seedling may visit here to see the reverse case. Older seedlings of 30 days are transplanted 1.5 feet apart under water stagnation of 9 inches. The folk rice gives profuse tillering and grain yield 4 - 6 ton / ha depending the variety and land situation. Various farmers share their experiences.

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