Government to Study the Impact of Mission Kakatiya
- 04 Aug 2018
- 3 min read
The State government of Telangana has decided to conduct an in-depth study to assess the impact of de-siltation of tanks taken up under the Mission Kakatiya project.
A memorandum of agreement (MoA) has been signed between the State Government and the International Crop Research Institute for
- As per the
MoA , studywould cover aspects like impactof de-siltation on water availability for irrigation, changes in cropping pattern and recharge of groundwater.
- The objective of the study includes assessment of economic benefits of application of silt in terms of plant nutrients and developing
scientificintegrated nutrient management strategy for major crops.
- It also intends to assess the suitability of tank silt for use in agriculture based on heavy metal and salt content and long-term benefits for improved soil health in terms of physical, chemical and biological properties.
- Mission Kakatiya is a flagship programme launched by the Government of Telangana which aims at rejuvenation of water tanks and other water storage structures to provide assistance and help to the small and marginal farmers of the state.
- The name
kakatiyais given in the memory of the valourand courage of the kakatiyarulers who ruled over the territory near Warangal and are known for there role in the development of large number of tanks in their kingdom.
International Crop Research Institute for
Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
- ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
- ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.
- ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs Nairobi (Kenya) and Bamako (Mali).