Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI)
Improving Sugarcane Cultivation in IndiaTraining Manual
This manual has been produced as part of the ICRISAT-WWF project ‘Producing MoreFood Grain with Less Water: Promoting farm-based methods to improve the waterproductivity’. Our sincere thanks to Dr. William Dar, Director General, ICRISAT andDr. Dave Hoisington, Deputy Director General-Research, ICRISAT for their valuablesupport. We thank Dr. Shashi Bhushan, Dr. Vijay Kumar and Mr. Suresh of ANGRAU,Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore), Mr. P. K. Singh (TriveniSugars, UP) and Mr. Prabhakar Reddy, Mr. Panduranga Reddy, Mr. Alwara Swamy, the SSItrainers and farmers from AP for their valuable inputs in bringing out this publication.We also thank the senior cane ofﬁcers from Triveni Sugars, Uttar Pradesh and farmersfrom Punjab, Orissa and Karnataka who underwent training on the SSI methods at theICRISAT campus and sugarcane ﬁelds of progressive farmers in Andhra Pradesh.
The manual has been compiled by:
Dr. Biksham Gujja, Dr. N. Loganandhan, Dr. V. Vinod Goud, Ms. Manisha Agarwal andMr. Sraban Dalai
WWF team, Mr. L. Vidyasagar, Mr. Prabhakar Reddy, Mr. Vijay Kumar, Dr. Shashi Bhushanand Mr. Alwara Swamy
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Copies can be obtained from:
ICRISAT - WWF ProjectICRISAT, Patancheru – 502 324Andhra Pradesh, IndiaTel: +91 40 3071 3762Email: email@example.com
The information in the manual has been produced after extensive research andveriﬁcation by ICRISAT-WWF project team with support of highly acclaimed sugarcanefarmers, experts, institutes, agencies and practical experiences. However we wouldappreciate critical comments or additional information concerning the contents of this manual.