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Odisha state
Cuttack district
  • Rainfed and irrigated rice based system
  • Annual rainfall: 1540 mm
  • Prone to cyclones, damages the rice crop
  • Heavy winds and flash floods.
  • High risk of crop failure
  • Development of groundwater for supplemental irrigation,
  • Enhancing cropping intensity by cultivating low water-consuming crops
Ganjam district
  • Rice in the Kharif season followed by green gram in the Rabi.
  • Ragi in the Kharif and blackgram in Rabi
  • Annual rainfall: 1276 mm
  • High Poverty rate
  • Tropical cyclones, floods,
  • Intermittent droughts,
  • Coastal salinity, etc.,
  • Limited landholdings
  • Livelihood and food insecurity
  • Crop rotations;
  • Improving the role of gender in adaptation
  • Drought and saline      tolerant crops/ varieties
Assam state
  Golaghat district
  • Rainfed and Irrigated Rice Based System
  • Rice followed by Rabi Crops – Oilseed and Vegetables
  • Repeated flash flood in the recent years
  • Livelihood and Food insecurity
  • Lack of market information
  • Introduction of new submergence tolerant high yielding rice varieties
  • Increase in cropping intensity
  • Introduction of high value crops, fodder crops
Sibsagar district
  • Rainfed Rice Based System
  • Prolonged flooding over the years.
  • Lack of market information
  • Lack of recent technological knowhow
  • Introducing flood tolerant high yielding short duration rice varieties
  • Increasing cropping intensity
  • Exploitation of ground water to cultivate rabi

This project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway/ the Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi