To help farmers better prepare their land for the next cycle of crops, and to help them keep their soil fertile to provide optimal yield, TCSRD conducts the anti-stubble burning programme to help increase soil productivity through wheat sowing by happy seeders (106 acres, 62 beneficiaries), zero tillage (112 acres, 60 beneficiaries), and mulching of paddy maize stubbles and sugarcane leaves (288.90 acres, 203 beneficiaries). In 2019-20, this intervention was executed across all small and medium-sized villages of Farrukhabad and Hardoi districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Name of Intervention: Anti-stubble burning
Name of Beneficiary: Pradeep Singh
Location: Amritpur, Farrukhabad
I own 3 acres of land and when time would come to resow, I would prepare my land by burning any remaining stubble to clear it all. However, I face a lot of issues that were affecting my crop yield as well as my peace of mind, including action taken by local authorities because of stubble burning, high cost and difficulty in removing paddy stubbles and low soil fertility and yield. Through the anti-stubble burning programme, I was educated about soil health and the harmful effects of stubble burning on soil fertility as well as the environment.