It’s a green revolution of a different sort for Bihar. A farmer has set the world record in paddy cultivation over a hectare, using the indigenous system of roots intensification (SRI). The previous record was China’s.
Sumant Kumar of Darveshpura village under Katrisarai block of Nalanda district yielded 224 quintal paddy per hectare beating the world record of Yuan Longping of China with 190 quintals of paddy produce per hectare.
Kumar achieved the feat through the widely-acclaimed SRI method, which was introduced in the district in 2008.