The article written by Eshwer Kale and Marcella D’Souza was published in the compendium ‘Water Conservation and Saving in Agriculture: Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges in Maharashtra’ by Water Resources Department (WRD) Government of Maharashtra.
WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 5 villages of Pimpalner Cluster (Sakri block) of Dhule district. The primary aim of the project if to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity. The aim was to do the impact assessment of organic and SCI methods of Paddy and Chickpea in Sakri block of Dhule district, Maharashtra. This study shows that how organic and SCI cultivation practices for paddy and chickpea increase the crop productivity.