Chhattisgarh farmers benefiting from multi-storied farmingApril 4th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Apr 4 (ANI): The multi-storied pattern of farming is benefiting farmers of Chhattisgarh.
Farmers are planting many crops using this method.
The state, known as the ‘Rice Bowl of India’, is now looking forward to diversifying its productivity in other crops.
The Indira Gandhi Agriculture University in Raipur is assisting the farmers in their quest for better crop productivity.
Krishna Kumar Sahu, a professor at the university, said Chhattisgarh’s farmers have always followed traditional pattern of multi-storied farming. Therefore, the institute did not face any problem in acquainting the farmers with the system.
Sahu said that this pattern of farming involves the proper utilisation of our natural resources like land, water and solar energy.
“In a state like Chhattisgarh, the main source of water is rainwater. In the Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, there was a massive research on rainwater conservation and a model was prepared which is known as the Raipur Model,” said Sahu.
He said other regions beyond Chhattisgarh are also benefiting from this method. (ANI)
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