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Contingency Plan for Haryana

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Condition


Suggested Contingency measures


Early season

drought (delayed

onset)


Major Farming situation


Crop/cropping system


Change in crop/cropping system


Agronomic measures


Delayed/

limited

release of

water in

canals due to

low rainfall


Rice-wheat


Rice-wheat


No change


Use 10-15% higher seed rate, 

Optimum plant spacing 

Sprinkler irrigation, Planting on beds, planting with ridger   seeder, Laser land leveling, 

Conjunctive use of canal and ground waters.

Split application of fertilizer,

Application of organic manures,

Straw mulching, Adopt Short duration cultivars 

Adoption of plant protection measures  Soaking of wheat seeds before sowing, seed treatment with biofertilizer , deep ploughing during kharif season

Shallow irrigation of 4-5 cm depth, weed  free environment


Synthesized from the website of the Ministry of Agriculture (www.agricoop.nic.in) and CRIDA  

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