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Contingency Plan for West Bengal

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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

1st week of July


Red & laterite

soils, undulated

land. Shallow to moderately

deep coarse loamy fine

loamy soils (hillocks,

gravelly situation)


Aman rice-

Fallow

 

Aman rice-

Wheat/ Mustard/

Vegetables


No Change


· Dry seeding of rice/ drum seeding

· Timely weed control


 


Deep loamy

soils

Gangetic

New


Rice-Pulse (Lentil/Lathy rus)

 

 


No change. Prefer short duration

varieties (Shatabdi, Khitish, Swarna

Mahsuri, Sada Swarna)


 

Adopt SRI method of cultivation


 


 


Rice-Jute


No change. Adopt short duration HYV of Rice (Shatabdi, Khitish )


Adopt SRI method of cultivation


 


Alluvial

Plains


Rice- Mustard


No change. Prefer short duration

varieties (Shatabdi, Khitish, Swarna

Mahsuri, Sada Swarna)


Adopt SRI method of cultivation


 


Deep to very deep

Fine  loamy to clayey

soils


Jute – Rice


No change. Prefer

varieties

likeJRO66,8462,128,204,

andAAU-oj1 and

JBO2003


· Intercultivation in between the rows of jute

· Increase the seed rate by10%


 


 


Rice – Toria


No change. Prefer

varieties like Rasi.

khitish, kiron bhupen,and

Anjali


Transplant 2-3 seedlings per hill


 


Deep clay to

clay loam

Low Land (Tal)


Maize-Rice


No Change


Increase seed rate by 20% and closer spacing of 45 cm


 


 


Rice (aus)-

fallow-Mustard


No Change


Transplanting with 4-5 seedling / hill


 


 


Jute-Rice


No Change


Increase the seed rate by 10% and close spacing of 30 cm


 


Medium

sandy loam to

loam Medium

Land (Diara)


Jute - Rice


No Change


Increase the seed rate by 10% and close spacing of 30 cm


 


Deep Clay

loam High

Land (Barind)


Jute - Rice


No Change


Increase seed rate by 20% and closer spacing of 45 cm

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

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