Agriculture PolicyVideos of The Day

Video: Marathwada Drought Tells Us to Stretch That Drop of Water

In this second episode of the ten-part series, ‘Smart Agriculture,’ broadcast on CNN-IBN and CNBC Awaaz television channels, we travel to the rather misappropriately named Jalgaon to report about how a company has made the Maharashtra district the most productive in bananas with a combination of tissue culture, drip irrigation and fertigation. If Jalgaon were a state it would rank fifth in the country in banana output. Jain Irrigation and its farmer-customers live off each other. It is a symbiotic relationship which is mutually enriching. We also travel to Sangli in Maharashtra to see how cane farmers are making frugal – and profitable – use of water, by choice, for a crop which is said to be water guzzling. It is a lesson for sugar mills in Marathwada, which have laid claim on a scarce resource, at terrible cost to the residents.  Photo by Vivian Fernandes shows drip-irrigated cane at Astha village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district.

Related posts
Agriculture PolicyFarmer Producer Companies

Maharashtra to Help Farmer Collectives Adopt Disruptive Technologies With Grant from World Bank and South Korea

Mumbai, 17 May, 2022: The Maharashtra government and the World Bank have launched ‘SMART Agtech…
Read more
Agriculture Policy

Wheat Export Ban: Consumers Paid Higher than World Prices; Can't They Expect Payback Now?

The ban on wheat exports imposed on Friday 13 May is meant to aid the government’s procurement…
Read more
Agriculture Policy

Grow Indigo Enlists Farmers For Regenerative Farming With the Promise of Carbon Credits as Another Revenue Stream

Agriculture is an earth warming activity. Tractor emissions release carbon dioxide. Methane is…
Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.