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This book attempts to explain the origin, principles and practices of System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

This book by AgSri , attempts to explain the origin, principles and practices of System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a technology that aims to save water and also enhance the rice yield. The main feature of the SRI method is raising raised bed nursery, transplanting young 8-10 day old seedling with a wider spacing, maintaining water to saturation level, weeding and incorporation weeds in the soil and application of organic fertilizers.

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There is need for setting a nationwide policy to adopt SRI on at least 25 per cent of the irrigated rice area in the next five years, the report says.

This paper from the gatekeeper series of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) describes the potential of an innovative rice cultivation practice-the system of rice intensification (SRI)—for allowing Indian rice farmers to not only enhance rice production and their net incomes, but also to solve the water crisis.

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From technology to real world; farmers pioneer SRI method, experiment in their own way, and articulate their point of view on the method.

This report on farmers’ experiences on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in India by ICRISAT and WWF is an effort to compile the experiences of those farmers who pioneered the SRI method in various regions. They experimented in their own way, articulating their point of view on the method. 

The SRI is a national phenomenon in India and rice-cultivating farmers, particularly those who have less than one hectare of land, have experimented, refined, adopted and are promoting SRI. It is their hard work and trust that has spread this unknown method into all rice-growing states. Out of 564 rice-growing districts in India, SRI is being practiced by the farmers in about 216 districts.

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The growing conflicts over water sharing between states in India

Babhali Barrage

This paper published in the Economic and Political Weekly highlights the recently growing conflicts over water sharing between states in India and argues that the intensity and periodicity of these conflicts are increasing and that these conflicts are expected to get worse with the increasing uncertainty of rainfall and water availability. The document goes on to describe the latest one in the news, the conflict between Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh over the Babhli barrage.

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"Water Conflicts in India" - New book

conflicts_cover.bmp "Water Conflicts in India: Million Revolts in the Making" Edited by K.J.Joy, Biksham Gujja, Suhas Paranjpye, Vinod Goud, Shruti Vispute The book includes 63 case studies of water conflicts of different types across the country.

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