Impact on Farmer

Economic

  • The yield has increased from 30 quintals to 50 quintals per hector.

Social

  • The farmers have become happy (on 1-10 scale 100 farmers survey indicated 8.58 happiness index), confident and dignified towards the farming profession. Able youth has started returning to farms.
  • Farmers become more confident about their profession.
  • Lost dignity toward farming is regained through various systematic procedures carried out in SRT.
  • Farmers have gain independence from the problem of labour shortage.

2 confident farmer, Nikop

 

Impact on Soil and Water5 soil rich in organic carbon

  • Fragrance of a soil improved in the process of keeping roots beneath the earth surface.
  • Soil become more productive.
  • SRT has demonstrated natural presence of earthworms in paddy fields (first time in the world), which directly indicates absence of methane (CH4) generation during rice cultivation, an important issue of global warming.
  • For not having to do puddling and transplanting the SRT method saves 30% to 40% water.
  • Increased organic carbon makes soil spongy, which results in increased Water Holding Capacity (WHC) and improved recharging of aquifers.

Impact on Environment

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  • Percent Organic Carbon (OC) of the soil is on the rise with an average of 0.5%. This means fixing of 9 ton of CO2 per year per acre on the farming land.
  • Presence of earthworm in farms attracts some of the rare species of birds, so it improves the eco-system.
  • Groundwater level increases.
  • Reduction in Methane Gas generation.
  • It reduces water, Fertilizers & other chemicals requirements.