Gujarat

Gujarat located on the west coast of India has 54 per cent of its total area under agricultural production. The strengths of Gujarat’s agricultural success have been attributed to diversifi ed crops and cropping patterns. Over-extraction of groundwater has led to its depletion especially in areas of North Gujarat. Water table has fallen by more than 80 cm in the last 30 years. The per hectare energy use is more than three times the national average.

Intervention Areas

Mehsana | Kheda | Anand

Partners

Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited (UGVCL) | Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Kheda and Devataj)


Intervention and outcomes

» Pilot testing of an innovative scheme to move farmers to metered power
   connection and reduction in energy use through incentives
» Promotion of GW-11 variety of wheat having potential to save water
» 500 farmers installing tensiometers during 2014-15
» Nutrient management program in paddy crop with 100 farmers during
   2015-16
» Training and capacity building of farmers through on field and campus
   training programs in Kheda with 750 farmers during 2015-16

 

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