Performance of Climate Smart Rice (var. CR DHAN 801): A Case Study from Western Undulating Zone of Odisha, India

Swaraj Meher

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalahandi, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India.

Amitabh Panda *

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalahandi, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India.

Prasannajit Mishra

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India.

Tulasi Majhi

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalahandi, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India.

S. K. Mondal

ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata, India.

Amit Phonlosa

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This research paper presents a detailed case study conducted in Khairbhadi village of Kalahandi district as a part of the NICRA Project undertaken by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalahandi (OUAT). The study evaluates the performance of the climate-smart rice variety CR DHAN 801 under drought conditions, which is crucial for ensuring food security in regions prone to water scarcity. To assess its effectiveness, the study employed a randomized block design, comparing CR DHAN 801 with two other rice varieties, namely MTU-1001 and Jamuna. The results obtained from the study indicated that CR DHAN 801 consistently outperformed the other two varieties across multiple parameters. This superiority is evident in growth parameters, yield attributes, economic viability, and resilience to water scarcity. CR DHAN 801 exhibited robust growth characteristics, optimal yield potential, and economic viability, making it a promising choice for cultivation in drought-prone regions. These findings underscore the significance of CR DHAN 801 as a resilient climate-smart variety highlighting its potential to contribute significantly to agricultural sustainability and resilience in areas facing water scarcity challenges.

Keywords: Climate-smart agriculture, CR DHAN 801, drought resilience, rice variety, Kalahandi district


How to Cite

Meher, Swaraj, Amitabh Panda, Prasannajit Mishra, Tulasi Majhi, S. K. Mondal, and Amit Phonlosa. 2024. “Performance of Climate Smart Rice (var. CR DHAN 801): A Case Study from Western Undulating Zone of Odisha, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 14 (4):80-85. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i44098.

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