Sustainable cane farming helped in saving 299 billion litres of water

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New Delhi: DCM Shriram Ltd has said that the initiative taken by the company in the sustainable farming sector has helped in saving 299 billion litres of water in two districts of Uttar Pradesh in the last two years.
The farmers from Hardoi and Lakhimpur Kheri districts were trained by Lucknow-based Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR) under programme “Meetha Sona” to promote sustainable sugarcane cultivation, said a company in its statement.

According to the news agency PTI, Roshan Lal Tamak, SDM Shriram Sugar Business Executive Director and CEO said, “As a socially committed company, the farmers were trained to use water-efficient agricultural practices that helped them to save 299 billion litres of water in the last two years. 275 million litres of water was saved in the last three years.”

The company said it helped growers adopt and scale-up improved agronomic practices such as trash shredding, mulching, composting, laser levelling and trench planting.

As many as 2, 25,000 farmers from 2,250 villages were trained on water-efficient agricultural practices.

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