Current Status of the System of Rice Intensification in India and Constraints to Overcome for Large-scale Adoption


Alapati Satyanarayana¹* and Bollineni Sai Mohan²

1 Ex-Director of Extension, ANGRAU, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Plant Breeder, Sangam Seeds, Sangam Dairy, Vadlamudi, Guntur Dt, Andhra Pradesh
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Volume 15(Special Issue), 2022   ;    Click here for Pdf



System of rice Intensification (SRI) has the great potential to be promoted in large scale. However, with the policies and suitable recommendation, it did not spread to large scale in India. Suitable measures are required further upscaling the SRI in all the states of the country. The paper gives brief account of the initiation of SRI work (demonstrations and research), basic principles of SRI, advantages and initial experiences of the SRI adoption especially in Andhra Pradesh. The lack of skill development specially to adopt SRI principles hindered the large scale adoption even though NGO’s and other organisations involved in promotion of SRI. There is need to relook the SRI promotion across the country with proper skill development and suitable programme and integrating with ongoing programmes and mainstreaming the SRI in National Agriculture