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  • Sir, This sounds very

    Sir, This sounds very interesting. We are interested to know more and have detailed information for use in the hilly tribal area in Pune district. Regards, anand kapoor, Shashwat.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Hi, If you wish to know more

    Hi, If you wish to know more about SWAR please do get in touch with us through email. We can be contacted at

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Quite interesting.

    Quite interesting. Congratulations.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • SWAR is indeed a commendable

    SWAR is indeed a commendable innovation for a "desert" like zone. The good thing about the initiative is the emphasis on soil nutrients through microbes and soil organic matter.
    But the ultra-high elasticity being imparted to comparing a desert-like zone with flooding system is not the best strategy. The critical phase for SWAR will be when it is examined with reference to ensuring food security of the marginal and small farmers. In functional terms, it is the role of SWAR in staples that will set it on the pathways to sustainability.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • But the simplest way is to

    But the simplest way is to grow care-free growth,regenerative and CAM plants like Agave and Opuntia in millions of hectares of wastelands for biofuel/biogaspower/biochar. Mexico is pioneer in this. These being CAM plants will act as Carbon Sink. I have had been advocating this the Union and State Governments but no action. Crassulacean acid metabolism, also known as CAM photosynthesis, is a carbon fixation pathway that evolved in some plants as an adaptation to arid conditions. In a plant using full CAM, the stomata in the leaves remain shut during the day to reduce evapotranspiration, but open at night to collect carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 is stored as the four-carbon acid malate in vacuoles at night, and then in the daytime, the malate is transported to chloroplasts where it is converted back to CO2, which is then used during photosynthesis. The pre-collected CO2 is concentrated around the enzyme RuBisCO, increasing photosynthetic efficiency.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP)

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
    • A very good suggestion. Seems both Central and State governments have not taken your suggestion seriously. Sir, can you please share your mobile number ? Also please paste a link if your articles on this subject are published online. Iwant to go through it in depth.

      Posted by: Kolakaluri SriKiran | 11 months ago | Reply
  • i have a borewell at saswad

    i have a borewell at saswad pune i want to learn it or plz give me the farmar mo number my mo number is 0 or sms me9823108322

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • It is interesting to know about SWAR. We have agricultutral land near Hyderabad
    in Mehboob Nagar District and it is reeling under drought conditions. We got slightly
    better yield than others in Green Gram and when it comes to Red Gram, It is totally
    drying up. We are interested to adopt your method and change the crop to fruits like
    Guava, Pomegranite and Mango and vegetables. My name is Meka Srinivas Rao
    My email.Id Cell no is 077299 19197 or 094447 12199.

    Posted by: Srinivas Appa Rao | 2 years ago | Reply
  • This sounds quite interesting to me. We're trying to develop orchard in Jharkhand comes under ACZ-VII (the semi arid zone of central India) through MGNREGA. If you kindly send us more detail write up about the technology (SWAR) it would definitely help a large no. of small scale farmers who don't have any hope from their non-irrigated soil degraded upland!
    Planning Cell, Rural Development Department, GoJ
    Mob:8809185368; WhatsApp: 9932821318.

    Posted by: MANAS MANDAL | 2 years ago | Reply
  • A revolutionary approach which will help farmers in drought areas like Anantapuramu, Mahaboobnagar and other places in India. Solution suggested by Dr. A Jagadeesh need to be taken seriously by policy makers.

    Posted by: Kolakaluri SriKiran | 11 months ago | Reply
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