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Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

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This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific projects in the interest of enhancing livelihoods and improving natural resource use efficiency. The firs...

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Chapter 8 (Page no: 145)

Scaling-up of science-led development - Sir Dorabji Tata Trust initiative.

Soil health mapping in Sir Dorabji Tata Trust-supported initiative across 16 districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India showed widespread deficiencies of sulfur, boron, zinc and phosphorus. Soil test-based balanced nutrient management recorded yield benefit of 10-40%, while the integrated nutrient approach recorded still higher yield up to 20-50% along with 25-50% saving in chemical fertilizers through promotion of on-farm vermicomposting. Maximum yield advantage (90-200%) was realized with improved varieties and nutrient management. Other advantages included food/fodder nutrition, rainwater use efficiency, more food per kg of nitrogen or phosphorus, and residual benefits of micro/secondary nutrients and vermicompost. Promoting landform management enabled farmers to cultivate rainy season fallows and harvest 1270-1700 kg/ha soybean. In-situ and ex-situ rainwater management interventions improved surface and groundwater availability and irrigated area with marked reduction in crop failures in the catchment areas. Women mainstreaming was targeted through livelihood options like nutri-kitchen gardens, fodder promotion for livestock, seed banks, composting and dal-processing. The initiative built capacities of about 30,000 farmers through direct interventions and of around 4-5 times more farmers through information dissemination.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Corporate social responsibility in India: philosophy, policy and practice. Author(s): Raju, K. V. Wani, S. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) A holistic approach for achieving impact through CSR. Author(s): Wani, S. P. Girish Chander Garg, K. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR. Author(s): Girish Chander Wani, S. P. Pardhasaradhi, G. Patil, M. D. Rao, A. N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) CSR and climate-resilient agriculture - a JSW case study. Author(s): Petare, K. J. Rao, A. V. R. K. Patil, M. D. Wani, S. P. Sudi, R. Srinivas, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 83) Improving livelihoods through watershed interventions: a case study of SABMiller India project. Author(s): Rajesh Nune Rao, Ch. S. Sudi, R. Wani, S. P. Garg, K. K. Rao, D. S. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 102) Improved livelihoods - a case study from Asian Paints Limited. Author(s): Patil, M. D. Wani, S. P. Garg, K. K. Rajesh Nune
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 119) Improving water availability and diversification of cropping systems in pilot villages of north and southern India. Author(s): Garg, K. K. Ramesh Singh Wani, S. P. Chaturvedi, O. P. Inder Dev Patil, M. D. Sudi, R. Singh, A. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 161) Increasing agricultural productivity of farming systems in parts of central India - Sir Ratan Tata Trust initiative. Author(s): Sawargaonkar, G. L. Girish Chander Wani, S. P. Dasgupta, S. K. Pardhasaradhi, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 180) Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative. Author(s): Prabhakar Pathak Sudi, R. Wani, S. P. Aviraj Datta Nagaraju Budama
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Farmer-centric integrated water management for improving livelihoods - a case study of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited. Author(s): Sudi, R. Girish Chander Wani, S. P. Pardhasaradhi, G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 213) Improving rural wastewater management. Author(s): Aviraj Datta Mukund Patil Wani, S. P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 229) Learnings and a way forward. Author(s): Wani, S. P. Raju, K. V.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394514
  • Record Number
  • 20183333907