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Potatoes From Paddy: Farmer’s Idea Saves 80% Water, Prevents Stubble burning (

Dilip from Odisha learnt an innovative method to grow potatoes using agro-waste, to put an end to stubble burning.

Stubble burning and water scarcity being two inevitable challenges for farmers, the paddy straw potato farming could be looked at as a viable solution.

Surprised at first on finding out that paddy straw can be an asset in a way that can save water and labour costs, Dilip agreed to implement the method and underwent the training.

Two years after the training, Dilip has managed to put an end to the practice of stubble burning. Additionally, in the last harvesting cycle, he produced 20 quintals of potatoes on 1.4 acres.



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