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Contingency Plan for Tamil Nadu

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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)


Laterite and red soil


Dry rice (June-Aug)


Maize/sunflower/groundnut

Tapioca+ Groundnut

Groundnut/Gingelly


Making field free of

weeds for full utilization

of water and nutrient

Adopt higher seed rate

Adopt Seed hardening


 


Deep and very deep

black soils

 


Rice -No Change

Prefer varieties like

ADT36, ADT37, PMK3 ,ADT43, ADT45, MDU5, ASD16


Seed hardening of rice

with 0.2 % KNO3


 


Irrigated

Delayed/ limited

release of water in

canals due to low

rainfall


1.Canal irrigated

red soils

2.Canal irrigated

black soils

3.Lift irrigated red

soils

4.Lift irrigated

black soils


Rice based cropping

systems

Groundnut based

cropping systems

Maize based

cropping systems

Sugarcane

Banana


Less water required

crops like ground nut/

sunflower/ sesame

/pulses/ maize/ Tapioca


1. Direct seeding of short duration rice varieties

2. Short duration drought tolerant varieties

3.Irrigation at critical stages

4. Adopting micro irrigation systems drip/sprinkler

5. Mulching

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

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