- Potatoes from paddy fields- An innovative Odisha’s farmer saves 80% water & prevents stubble burning, with the help of International potato center .
- He produced 20 quintals of potatoes on 1.4 acres where levelling and tilling is not needed ,the tubers are planted on the soil at a distance of 10 inches in row and distance between each row is 1.5 feet .
- After planting the tuber cover it with compost comprising cow dung and kitchen waste, sprinkle fertilizer around & spread the layer of paddy straw above it .
- After 7 days water the field and water every 20-25 days for maintenance .Tubers germinate at a height of 15 inch tall in 75 days where by reducing water, weed growth and labor cost .
- Paddy straw helps in the control of weed growth by minimizing the labour costs.
- The two inevitable challenges being water scarcity and stubble burning are solved by this technique.
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