Milestone Achievements - Natural Resource Management

  • Prepared soil resource maps of the country (1:1 million scale), states (1:250,000 scale) and 55 districts (1:50,000 scale); soil degradation map of the country (1:4.4 million scale) & state soil erosion maps(1:250,000 scale)
  • Soil Resource mapSoil degradation map

  • Twenty agro-ecological regions and sixty agro-ecological sub-regions of the country have been delineated and mapped on 1:4.4 million scale.
  • Developed 75 model watersheds with location specific soil and water conservation measures.
  • Developed sandune stabilization and shelterbelt plantation technologies to check wind erosion & desertification.
  • Developed cost effective liming technology for amelioration of acid soils, reclamation technology for salt affected soils and sub-surface drainage technology for waterlogged saline soils
  • Developed promising salt tolerant varieties for rice, wheat, mustard, gram, fennel and coriander.
  • Developed multipurpose rubber dam for watershed to reduce soil erosion, create water storage facility, enhance ground water recharge and quick & safe disposal of sediments
  • A low-cost small scale on-line filter was designed, fabricated and evaluated for safe use of urban waste water in agriculture.
  • Prepared geo-referenced soil fertility maps for 20 states & ready reckoners for soil test based fertilizer recommendations.
  • Developed a portable soil test kit/mini lab (Mridaparikshak) to supplement soil testing service in the country. The kit is useful in analysing soil samples for the purpose of distributing soil health cards to farmers
  • portable soil test kit (Mridaparikshak)

  • Developed Integrated Nutrient Management packages for major cropping systems .
  • Developed liquid biofertilizer formulations with longer shelf life. Identified potassium and zinc solubilizing bacteria. Also standardized vermi/bio-enriched composting technology.
  • Developed Pine oleoresin coated slow release urea and nano formulations namely 4G nano-based nutritional agri-inputs (phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and iron), nano ZnO and nano rockphosphate for higher nutrient use efficiency.
  • A comprehensive on-line database on agro-forestry entitled "Agro-forestry BASE" developed.
  • Standardized different agro-forestry modules for arable and non-arable lands.
  • Developed resource conservation technologies (zero tillage, laser levelling, bed planting, SRI, LCC etc.) to save water, nutrient, labour and energy.
  • Identified bio-intensive cropping systems for irrigated, rainfed. Arid, hill and coastal ecosystems of the country for effective crop diversification.
  • Developed 45 IFS models covering for different agro-ecological zones in the country to enhance productivity profitability and livelihood
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  • Developed organic farming package of practices for 51 crops/cropping systems.
  • Developed agri-voltaic solar farming system for raising income both from agriculture and generation of electricity as well. The model enables growing crops under the solar panels.
  • Developed solar devices like cooker, dryer, PV duster, PV winnower cum dryer, PV mobile unit, solar photovoltaic pumps for domestic and small agricultural applications.
  • Developed integrated weed management practices for different crops/cropping systems of the country. Also identified bio agents for effective control of water hyacinth, Parthenium and Velvet bush.
  • and popularized large number of farm implements for timely sowing and harvesting of rainfed crops and resource conservation.
  • Providing agro-advisories based on real time weather data.
  • Demonstrated climate resilient technologies in 151 most vulnerable districts in farmers’ participatory mode on to cope with various climatic aberrations.
  • Prepared Agricultural Contingent Plans for 648 districts and uploaded at www.farmer.gov.in and www.agricoop.nic.in to cope up with any climatic adversities.