22 Jan Dhanuka Kheti Ki Nayi Takneek – Episode 3
Rice is majorly grown in countries with high population and is the second most grown crop worldwide. China and India are among the top producers of rice. 15 crore hectares of land is used to produce 45 crore ton of rice. After China, India is the next big producer of rice with the contribution of 20% in the total production of rice worldwide.
|Land cultivated||44.11 mn ha||30.3 mn ha||15.75 mn ha|
|Produce||2391 kg per ha||6832 kg per ha||6667 kg per ha|
Though the main crop in India is rice, the productivity is still low. In comparison to India, China produces rice in 3/4th of the land and produces double than what India produces.
In comparison at the state level, we have following figures:
|Punjab||Uttar Pradesh||Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh|
|Rice produced||3838 kg per ha||2072 per ha||1665 kg per ha|
Rice is the main crop produced in India and more than half of the population is dependent on its cultivation. There are a lot of challenges pertaining to rice production that farmers face like weeds, pests and diseases that destroy crops up to 75% if not treated on time.
In this episode, we talk about what are the major diseases, pests and weeds, what are their symptoms and how to get rid of the same. Experts talk about why farmers should avoid using more than the recommended dose of pesticides on their farms and what are the consequences of overdose. They also recommend the use of pesticides only when it is needed and the use of good quality seeds.
For more, watch the insightful third episode of ‘Dhanuka Kheti Ki Nayi Takneek’.