NABARD's report - System of Rice Intensification (SRI) 2011-2012, Jharkhand


The report presents the results and outcome of the SRI pilot project supported by NABARD in the State of Jharkhand ove a period of two years, 2010-2012, involving, 34,170 farmers and covering 8,542 acres of paddy-growing area. In all, 52 projects were implemented through 49 project implementing agencies with support from 5 resource agencies in 23 districts in Jharkhand.

The incremental food security through SRI over that of traditional method of cultivation ranged from 118 days in the case of the smallest landholding class (<1 acre) to 683 days in the case of the largest landholding class (>2 acres). The yield attributes of paddy following System of Rice Intensification management showed considerable improvement over the yield attributes when following traditional farming.

In respect to number of effective tillers per hill, the average count was 32.5 under SRI as against 5 under traditional method, number of grains per panicle was 219 under SRI as against 137 under traditional management, grain yield was 62 Q/ha under SRI as against 33 Q/ha under traditional practice; and straw yield was 68 Q/ha under SRI and 41 Q/ha with traditional method. The results also indicated much better economic returns from SRI compared to traditional system of rice cultivation. Please find enclosed a scanned copy of the Cover image.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the report, you can contact NABARD Regional office, Ranchi, Jharkhand: Tel. No. (0651) 2361227 and Fax. No. (0651) - 2361108 and email: