Improving water use efficiency in paddy through tensiometer and sensor


CIPT promoted the use of the low cost tensiometer developed by Punjab Agricultural University to improve water use efficiency in agriculture. A tensiometer is a simple device designed to measure soil moisture or water potential.

    »   More than 13000 tensiometers installed across 375 villages in Punjab and Gujarat
    »   15-20 percent water savings with corresponding savings in energy
    »   No adverse impact on yield