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Contingency Plan for Maharashtra

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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


Delay by 4 weeks

(July 1st Week)


Upland farming

medium deep to shallow soils


Paddy


Prefer early varieties

(Ratnagiri -73, Karjat- 184, Karjat -3)


Sowing of sprouted

seeds


 


Mid-land farming

medium deep soils


Paddy


Prefer early varieties

(Ratnagiri -73, Karjat- 184, Karjat -3)


Sowing of sprouted seeds.


 


Low land farming

deep soils


Paddy


Mid-late duration variety

(Palghar- 1, Palghar- 2, Karjat- 5 etc)


Sowing of sprouted seeds /Grow nursery by sowing sprouted seeds.


 


Khar land


Paddy


Short duration variety suitable for

Kharland (Panvel - 2)


Sowing of sprouted seeds

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

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