October 1, 2023

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AWD system will save 30% irrigation drinking water in Boro cultivation

Agriculturist Dr Md Abdul Mazid, who got Independence Award 2018 Medal (meals safety category), claimed adoption of the most basic and lowest expense technology also assists farmers to adapt to scarcity of irrigation drinking water

Expanded adoption of Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) irrigation strategy during Boro rice farming can preserve minimal 30 p.c irrigation water together with substantially growing rice output.

Agriculturist Dr Md Abdul Mazid, who received Independence Award 2018 Medal (food stability group), reported adoption of the most straightforward and least expensive price tag know-how also will help farmers to adapt to scarcity of irrigation water.

“Adoption of AWD technological know-how with good agronomic management lessens five figures of irrigation saving 30 % water, 30 litres diesel and electrical energy for irrigation to create 500 kg additional Boro paddy for every hectare of land,” he said.

Farmers have previously commenced reaping huge benefits of AWD irrigation technological innovation subsequent substantial motivational routines currently being done by the Office of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and other agri-similar organizations.

Dr Mazid, also previous main scientific officer of Bangladesh Rice Investigation Institute, stressed on crop zoning to cultivate extra irrigation h2o consuming crops in southern zones and much less irrigation drinking water consuming crops in drought-prone northern zones.

“As the agriculture sector is struggling with formidable risk because of to local climate alter, lifting of underground h2o should be minimized to the minimal as there is no choice to preserve the recent escalating amount of foodstuff manufacturing,” he explained.

The DAE has a set focus on of creating two crore 5 lakh 31 thousand and 470 tons of cleanse Boro rice (a few crore seven lakh 97 thousand and 205 tons of paddy) from 47.84 lakh hectares of land in the state this season.

“Adoption of the AWD irrigation strategy for Boro rice cultivation on 47.84 lakh hectares of land may well deliver some 23.92 lakh tons of additional paddy really worth about Taka 7,000 crore this season,” he reported.

Together with making added Boro rice, adoption of the AWD irrigation engineering will help save about Taka 1,000 crore for a lot less use of diesel and electrical power bringing huge positive aspects to soil health and fitness, surroundings and biodiversity.

“Farmers commonly use 3,000 to 4,000 litres of irrigated drinking water to produce a single kg of clean Boro rice, whereas it needs only 1,500 to 2,000 litres dependent on different zones when the AWD irrigation technological innovation was adopted,” Dr Mazid included.

Senior Coordinator (Agriculture and Surroundings) of RDRS Bangladesh Agriculturist Mamunur Rashid explained the foreseeable future of agriculture depends on availability of drinking water as no crop can be cultivated without the need of water.

“Under this sort of situations, adoption of AWD irrigation technologies has grow to be essential to lower lifting of underground water for irrigation purpose amid shifting local weather to preserve the increasing craze in food items output,” he claimed.

Chairman of Rangpur-centered research organisation ‘Northbengal Institute of Growth Studies’ Agriculturist Dr Syed Samsuzzaman narrated the most straightforward AWD irrigation technological innovation.

“The AWD irrigation technological innovation properly establishes irrigation time in growing Boro rice fields and calls for only a 7 to 10-cm diameter and 25-cm perforated PVC pipe or hollow bamboo parts or squander bottles of chilly beverages to be mounted vertically,” he claimed.

Farmers need to irrigate Boro crop fields in these kinds of a way that water does not overtop the imperforated portion, check out leaching down of drinking water as a result of the pipe and irrigate when soil at the base of the pipe is obvious.

“Fifteen cm on one aspect of the pipe is perforated for horizontal movement of h2o and it is to be set up vertically with its perforated part underneath the ground and the soil in it is to be scooped out to make the soil at the pipe’s reduce close visible,” he claimed.

Deputy Director of the DAE listed here Agriculturist Md. Moniruzzaman claimed ways have been taken to popularise adoption of the AWD irrigation technology to improve Boro rice manufacturing employing considerably less water at lessened price in Rangpur agriculture region.