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A poor monsoon may lead to a drought-like situation but experts said DSR will save around 50 per cent groundwater and enhance the yield by 10 to 15 per cent A demonstration of the DSR technique has been started by the agriculture department Suggestions given by farmer Gurdev Singh Khush at the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit in February had impressed CM Parkash Singh Badal Badal reportedly asked Punjab Agriculture department officials to fix a large target for DSR Joint director (agriculture) Dr Balwinder Singh Sohal among the pioneers in state to introduce DSR said this year one lakh hectares would be under DSR and the rest will be under the usual pattern “Also the prediction of bad monsoon calls for bringing more areas under DSR” said Dr Sohal adding the water table in the state has been dipping close to one metre every year Besides the traditional method of growing paddy other water-intensive cash crops contribute to the depletion “At the summit in February Gurdev Singh Khush stressed direct sowing to check the water table depletion” said Dr B S Sidhu Advisor to the Punjab Farmer Commission “DSR uses around 50 cent less water” said Dr Sohal adding there is no need of a ‘nursery’ for saplings of their transplantation Traditional method involves transplantation of saplings from the nursery after four weeks The saplings are kept under three to four inches of water (puddling) to reduce weed growth This ‘puddle irrigation’ needs a lot of water DSR introduced in Punjab in 2006 by a few agricultural experts could not even reach one per cent of total area under rice until 2012 when CGWB asked Punjab to decrease area under paddy Around 20000 hectares was under DSR in 2012 The target is to take it up by five times in a couple of years “We have started demonstrations to educate farmers and are presenting success models” said agriculture director Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu “We will organise a function on DSR to spread awareness apart from camps and will give incentives to farmers Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) corporate houses and NGOs are helping us reach out to farmers” said the director Punjab already gives a 50 per cent subsidy to growers who adopt DSR and is considering increasing it said Dr Gurdial Singh joint director Food Security Mission Punjab “I started DSR on two acres in 2006 and now I am doing it on 50 acres and saving 50 per cent water and power as well as getting around 40 quintals per acre against around 30 to 32 using the traditional method” said farmer Jaspal Singh Swajpur of Swajpur village in Patiala adding it is not difficult to adopt but just a little alertness is required Farmer Rajinder Singh of Hari village near Ludhiana said he started with one acre a few years back and now has DSR on 15 acres “It give 10 to 15 per cent more yield and saves water and labour cost” said farmer Gurdeep Singh Grewal of Gaddowal village adding even the quality of grain is better If Punjab brings the entire paddy crop under DSR only seven lakh tube wells would be needed against the 14 lakh existing in the state experts say This can save power worth Rs 2500 crore labour cost of Rs 1340 crore and diesel worth hundreds of crores every year For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: October 20 2015 4:46 pm The prosecution produced “pirated” version of facts in the trial court that Salman was driving the lawyer said Top News There was no evidence to prove that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan had taken drinks and was driving the car on the day in 2002 when it rammed into a bakery in suburban Bandra killing one and injuring four his lawyer argued in the Bombay High Court today Justice A R Joshi is hearing an appeal filed by the actor against his conviction and the five-year sentence awarded by the sessions court here in the case on May 6 The prosecution’s case is that just before the mishap on September 28 2002 Salman drove from his Bandra house to Rain Bar and later to J W Marriot hotel At Rain Bar he had drinks His lawyer Amit Desai today said the prosecution did not produce `parking tag’ of J W Marriot hotel to prove who was driving the car The evidence also did not throw light on who drove the car from Rain Bar to J W Marriot and who parked it at the hotel he said The prosecution produced “pirated” version of facts in the trial court that Salman was driving he said Nobody had seen Salman driving the car that day and only the injured victims at the mishap site had said that Salman got down from the driver’s seat creating the suspicion that he was driving Desai said During the trial Salman’s lawyer had argued that the car door on the left side got jammed after the accident hence he got down from the driver’s seat though he wasn’t driving it Ravindra Patil the then police bodyguard of Salman who passed away in 2007 also did not say that the actor was driving in the FIR lodged on the night of accident But two days later Patil said in a statement before a magistrate that Salman was driving the car “This was an afterthought and an improvement made by him in evidence” Desai alleged arguing that this statement was “inadmissible as evidence and could not be relied upon” About the allegation that Salman had drinks before the accident Desai argued that no witness had said that he was driving under the influence of liquor In the evidence there was no trace of the prosecution’s allegation that Salman and his friends had downed 12 pegs of Baccardi white rum and 18 beers at the Rain Bar he said The quality of testimony and evidence produced before the court was such that Salman should not have been convicted at all he said The actor is currently out on bail The arguments would continue tomorrow For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: April 12 2015 4:42 pm Related News Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed on the Indo-Bangladesh border in the Dhubri sector in western Assam have rescued a minor boy from the clutches of suspected human traffickers and handed him back to his parents The three-and-a-half year old boy was rescued from village Takamari bordering Bangladesh in Dhubri district during an operation carried out on Saturday evening The boy was kidnapped by one Moinuddin of village Takamari and was kept in captivity in the house of one Kismat Ali with the intention of taking him across to Bangladesh in lieu of a huge sum of money Even as the BSF troops conducted a raid in the village and managed to rescue the boy the kidnapper and his associate however managed to escape BSF sources said The boy however was not able to tell his parents name and address except that they work in a brick kiln The BSF has handed the child to the local police For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: July 27 2016 7:20 am Gita Gopinath has said she will not relocate to Kerala for her new assignment which will be confined to giving advice to the CM (Source: File) Top News Amid criticism over her appointment as financial adviser to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath has said she will not relocate to Kerala for her new assignment which will be confined to giving advice to the CM “No expectation that I will move to Thiruvananthapuram to engage on a daily basis with the government or be involved in all its economic policy decisions I will continue as a full time professor at Harvard University and carry on my commitments including research and teaching” she said in an interview to The Indian Express She added that her role would be confined to providing advice to the Kerala CM and to make connections for the various departments “It is then up to the honourable CM to consider my advice and up to the relevant departments to continue conversations with the various sector experts Given this advisory nature of the appointment and my location I do not anticipate frequent interactions with the media to explain government policies or my opinion on those” she said Gopinath who is known for her strong views on liberalisation free trade and even privatisation of public sector enterprises added that she was honoured to get an opportunity to serve Kerala one of the two states ruled by the CPM She clarified that this was an ‘honorary position’ “Kerala has made substantial progress on social indicators like health and education and I hope to contribute towards further developing sustainable policies for the state that address its unique opportunities and challenges” she said On how she plans to tackle economic challenges of Kerala a state with a relatively stable welfare economy with consistent flow of money from non-residential Keralites she said Kerala had made substantial progress on social indicators like health and education and she hopes to contribute towards further developing sustainable policies to address its unique opportunities and challenges Gopinath however did not reply on whether she would be advising the state to retain its unique welfare economic models or push for market-finance economy for the larger growth a question raised by a section of CPM leaders Watch Video: What’s making news She said she would respond to any requests from the Kerala CM for advice on the impact of global national and state events and policies on Kerala’s economy “Given my location I anticipate most of this will be done remotely rather than in person” she said Making it clear that she is taking the assignment seriously Gopinath said she hopes to play a convening role to connect various state departments to knowledge leaders from around the world in sectors relevant to Kerala like public finance management labour and development economics For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News It was a couple of years ago that pressure to decrease the area under paddy.