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Dry seeded rice makes arid areas in Tamil Nadu more productive

posted Oct 12, 2015, 1:21 AM by
Dry direct seeding of rice requires less labor, saves water, and the crop tends to mature faster than transplanted crops. The technology has helped transform 250 hectares of uncultivable land in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu into productive rice areas. (This was originally published in September 2015)