Q. Which of the following is/are the advantages of Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR)?:
1.Require Less Number of Labours
2.Offers avenues for ground water recharge
3.Suitable for all types of soil
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

In DSR, the pre-germinated seeds are directly drilled into the field by a tractor-powered machine. There is no nursery preparation or transplantation involved in this method. Farmers have to only level their land and give one pre-sowing irrigation.

Advantages of DSR are

  • Require Less Number of Labours.
  • Offers avenues for ground water recharge.
  • Increase in Yield

Disadvantages of DSR are

  • Not Suitable for all types of soil: It is suitable for medium to heavy textured soils but not for light textured soil.
  • Laser and Levelling are Compulsory

Source: Indian Express