Tamil Nadu

Popularising SRI through competition

The Agriculture Department has been organising a special State-level competition to popularise the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) techniques among paddy cultivators. A group of five farmers have opted for the test this season.

The fields are located at Vettanoor in Avudaiyarkovil block; Vadavalam in Pudukottai; Koppampatti in Gandarvakottai; Avanatthankottai in Aranthangi, and Moothampatti village in Kundrandarkovil block.

The competition was inaugurated at Vettanoor village on Thursday when the officials from the Agriculture Department ascertained the quantum of paddy harvested at the fields.

“The State-level winner will be presented with a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh,” said K.M. Shajehan, Joint Director of Agriculture, who supervised the harvest and weighed the quantum realised.

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