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
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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