About the Practice

Farmers scrap away the top layer of soil to the boundaries of the field with the help of the tractor drawn scrapper. However, the depth of the scrapped layer is not fixed. It depends on the slope and topography of the soil. Collected soil is used for preparing the strong bunds around the field which help in harnessing the rain water. People believe that most of the salt is removed with the upper layer of the soil. Farmer follows this practice just before the onset of the monsoon.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mavaji Bhikaji Harijan
Agro-Ecological Zone: AEZ and AESR: Rajasthan Bagar, North Gujarat Plain and South-Western Punjab Plain, hot typic-arid (2.3) ACZ: Gujarat plains and hills region (XIII) ACZ (NARP): North Western Gujarat (AZ86)
Address: Moda, Rapar
District: Kutch
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 370155

Practice Details

Ingredients: Tractor drawn scrapper

PAS 1:

“Scraping may be a useful method for the remediation of salt-damaged paddy soils when irrigation or culvert systems are affected severely by tsunamis and earthquakes.” Kang, Dong-Jin, Akira Endo, and Young-Jin Seo. "Effects of soil scraping on the reclamation of tsunami-damaged paddy soil." Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 16, no. 3 (2013): 219-223."

PAS 2:

"Soil Reclamation by growing salt resistant/absorbent plants."

PAS 3:

“Improvement of the physical and chemical properties of the soil by incorporation of clayey clods”

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/399 - Practice ID: KNW0020000000323/http://honeybee.org/honeybee_detailed.php?ID=40&page=1&search_case=soil%20reclammation

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