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Prof EA Siddiq
  • One of the eminent scholars of our time, Padma Shri Prof. Siddiq writes for RKMP on "Rice Research in India" covering various aspects. This comprehensive paper covers different facets of rice research carried out in India since Independence. While going through this paper, we hope that you will experience the transformation that the country has seen in last five decades.
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Opportunities and strategies

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Opportunities and strategies

Problems are not without opportunities and strategies to find solution. Unexploited and under-exploited technological and developmental opportunities capable of meeting the future demand projections are still many. They broadly include (a) wide gap between achievable and actually farmer achieved yields across all major rice ecologies (b) prospects of increasing cropping intensity in the relatively risk-free irrigated and mainly irrigated ecologies (c) large but still under exploited otherwise highly productive boro rice ecology in the eastern states of India (d) very large and relatively favourable rainfed shallow lowland ecology (e) many areas of low water productivity and inefficient water use practice, which offer scope for sizeable water saving and using profitably so saved water (f) progressively improved innovative varietal technologies with new yield thresholds and (g)the scope to minimize post-harvest losses.

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