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Contingency Plan for Punjab

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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


Tube well irrigated

alluvial soils


Paddy


Short duration varieties (PR-115)

and Basmati rice (Pusa Basmati-1,

Pusa 1121, Punjab Basmati-2,

Punjab Mehak)


Direct seeding of paddy

and laser land leveling

should be done.


 


 


Paddy


Coarse rice should be

replaced with short duration

varieties (PR-115) and

Basmati rice (Pusa Basmati-1,

Pusa 1121, Punjab Basmati-2,

Punjab Mehak)


 


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


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