PUNJAB

Punjab is known as the Food Bowl of India. With just 1.5 per cent of the Geographical area of India, the state produces 18 per cent Wheat; 10 per cent Rice and 7 per cent Cotton. Intensive Agriculture has led to Severe Groundwater Depletion.

More than 80 per cent of the Blocks have over-exploited their Groundwater Resource. Groundwater Table is falling at the rate of 70 cm per year. The State’s Power Subsidy Bill is Increasing at an Alarming rate.

INTERVENTION AREAS


Amritsar | Barnala | Jalandhar | Kapurthala | Ludhiana | Moga | Patiala | Sangrur | Tarn Taran

PARTNERS

1. Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)

2. Field Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd.


INTERVENTION AND OUTCOMES

Promoted the use of Tensiometer for Irrigation Scheduling in Paddy with 13,000 Farmers since 2009.

1. Around 3 Billion Litres of Water and 200,000 Units of Power Saved.

2. Developing Soil Moisture Sensor for Irrigation Scheduling.

3. Developed an Interactive Decision Support System for Farmers to Ensure      Rational Usage of Inputs.

4. Developed Mobile Application for Application of Nitrogenous Fertilizers.

5. Use of Mobile Messaging System for Information Dissemination.

 

Contact Details
Centers for International Projects Trust,
910-911, Pragati Towers, Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110008, India
Tel. + 91 11 40565989      Email: director@cipt.in