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INDIA SRI Videos

Note: The videos listed below are ONLY about India. (You can also go directly to the India YouTube playlists, or, for videos about the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in other countries, go to the General SRI videos page)

Motivational Videos about SRI in India

NOTE: Annotated videos below are also available as a PLAYLIST FOR MOTIVATIONAL SRI VIDEOS FROM INDIA on YouTube's SRICornell2 channel. (For non-India videos, see the playlist for motivational videos in other countries).

  • 2016 (May 8). SRI paddy Success story Banswara. 6:43 min. Bapuji K channel, YouTube.
    [This Hindi language video shows records the experience of a farmer from Banswara Rajasthan, India, about his success with SRI.]
  • 2015 (June 29). Know about System of Rice Intensification (SRI). 8:42 min. News18 - English channel, YouTube.
    [News program from Uttarakhand, India, on how to use SRI methods.]
  • 2015 (March 27). SRI. 11:04. Produced by Driksakshi Eyewitness Productions. Directed by Ajay. T. J. India WaterPortal channel, YouTube. [Documentary and interviews with Chhattisgarh farmers.]
  • 2015. (February 8). System of Rice Intensification (SRI): A new hope for farmers. Produced by Markhand Purohit. 5:50 min. India WaterPortal channel, YouTube.
    [Jacob Nellithanam talks about the value of organic SRI in Chhattisgarh, India, to help increase productivity, reduce costs and to preserve to both traditional varieties and traditional markets.]
  • 2015 (January 29). SRI Method of Paddy Cultivation - System of Rice Intensification - Vyavasayam | Studio N. 26:40 min. Studio N News channel, YouTube.
    [Telugu language news report on SRI from Tamil Nadu TV station in India.]
  • 2014. (September 25). The System of Rice Intensification Songs. 3:46 min. PUNNAGAI TV channel, Youtube.
    [Songs about SRI broadcast on PUNNAGAI TV in India]
  • 2013 (June 7). Single seedling: Increasing rice yields and decreasing water use through SRI. 5:01 min.
    UPNRM channel, YouTube. [UPNRM project implemented by the Sri Kshetriya Dharmsthala Rural Development Trust (SKDRDP) in 8 districts of Karnataka]
  • 2013 (March 5). Rice farming in India: 'Now I produce enough food for my family'. 2:34 min. Directed by Tom Pietrasik, The Guardian, Global Development section. (see also YouTube version)
    [Amar Singh Patel, a small-scale farmer in Chhattisgarh, India, explains the impact of using the System of Rice Intensification on his crops.]
  • 2013 (February 15). India's Rice Revolution. 4:44 min. Produced by Vidal and Jim Powell. The Guardian, global development section.
    [Norman Uphoff narrates slideshow about SRI's success in Bihar and elsewhere.]
  • 2012 (June 3). Mr. Ravi - Paddy. MP4. 1:39 min. Produced by Mr. Ravi, Thondrayan Padugai, Budhalur Block. Madhuseran17 channel, YouTube.
    [Tamil language video of a farmer explaining his success with SRI as part of the Tamil Nadu — Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water bodies Restoration and Management (TN-IAMWARM) project of 2007-08. Also available onTamil Nadu Agricultural University’s (TNAU) IKP Center for Advancement in Agricultural Practices website. ]
  • 2012 (March 9). Success Story SRI. 5:01 min. Produced by ASA and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining one farmer’s successful experience using the SRI method.]
  • 2012 (February 1). Comparison between SRI and Conventional Paddy Cultivation. 7:57 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video comparing different aspects of SRI and traditional paddy cultivation including seed rate, number of emerged tillers and number of panicles per tiller.]
  • 2011 (November 11). Farmers' Experience about SRI. 3:45 min. Smpatwardhan channel, YouTube.
    [Konkani language video of a farmer describing his experiences using SRI methods.]
  • 2010 (October 24). One Seed Revolution [Part 1: 7:27 min.] [Part 2: 6:45 min.] [Part 3: 6:10 min.] [Part 4: 7:16 min.]. Produced by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT) and the Allied Trusts and directed by Robina M. Gupta. Verdurez channel, YouTube.
    [Local languages (with Hindi subtitles) docudrama about real farmers Dashrathi Senapathi and Savitri Sahu as they adopt and promote SRI in Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttarakhand. For SDTT, SRI is a new window of opportunity to keep away hunger and ring positive development among poor farmers in the face of increased food grain prices and input driven agricultural practices.]

SRI Principles and Instruction Videos from India

NOTE: Annotated videos below are also available as a PLAYLIST FOR VIDEOS FROM INDIA ON SRI PRINCIPLES & INSTRUCTIONS on YouTube's SRICornell2 channel. (For non-India videos, see the playlist for instructional videos from other countries).

  • 2009 (December 4). SRI (Hindi). 2:46 min. Produced by Prasad, Jitendra Kumar. bhola1982 channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video made during an SRI summer training by the College of Agribusiness and Management (CABM) and Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T) in Pantnagar, India and demonstrating the basic principles and equipment of SRI.]
  • 2009 (October 7). SRI in TN-IAMWARM Project. 10:56 min. Produced by the TN-IAMWARM Project and the Water Technology Centre at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Mdputn channel, YouTube.
    [Tamil language video (with English subtitles) introducing the five major concepts of SRI promoted the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management (TN-IAMWARM) project in Tamil Nadu India.]
  • 2009 (August 19). S.R.I. - Challenging Traditions, Transforming Lives. 9:57 min. Produced by Sudhesh Unniraman and directed by Gautam Chintamani. Gautamchintamani channel, YouTube.
    [Award-winning English language video focusing on the benefits of SRI and organic farming and how these have changed the lives of rural women in Uttarakhand, India.]
  • 2009 (April 26). SRI and SVA. 1:04 min. Produced by the Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan (SVA).Subhashreepradhan channel, YouTube.
    [System of Rice Intensification (SRI) images with English text about SRI practices and equipment promoted by the Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan (SVA) in Western Odisha.]
  • 2008 (September 26). Paddy Cultivation Using SRI Technology. 15:20 min. Produced by Mithranikethan, Vellanad and Trivandrum, Kissan Media Division of Kissan Kerala. Kissankerala channel, YouTube.
    [Malayalam language video explaining the basic concepts and equipment of SRI promoted by the Kissan-Kerala Project of the Government of Kerala.]
  • 2008 (July 14). SRI Implementation in Pitchavaram Village, Tamil Nadu. 2:49 min. Produced by Post-Tsunami Health, Education and Livelihood Project (HELP), Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India. Helptsunami channel, YouTube.
    [Series of images with English text about the basic principles of SRI promoted by the Post-Tsunami Health Education and Livelihood Project (HELP) in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India.]

Demonstration Videos of SRI in India

NOTE: Annotated videos below are also available as a PLAYLIST FOR VIDEOS FROM INDIA ON SRI PRINCIPLES & INSTRUCTIONS on YouTube's SRICornell2 channel. (For non-India videos, see the playlist for instructional videos from other countries).

SRI Transplanting Explanation and Demonstration Videos from India
  • 2015 (November 2). SRI Transplantation Final. 8:51. digitalgreen channel, YouTube.
    [Indian language; Includes two methods of marking]
  • 2015 (January 6). SRI Paddy Seedling Transplantation Madhubani. 15:42 min. Produced by Digital Green. digitalgreen channel, YouTube.
    [How to transplant, by a farmer in Madhubani district, Bihar, India]
  • 2014 (June 7). Rice transplanting in SRI method Odia VARRAT Odisha. 12:27 min. digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
  • 2013 (September 13). SRI paddy transplantation. 9:27 min. Produced by Digital Green. digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
  • 2012 (June 21). Transplantation of SRI. 5:14 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Telugu language video explaining and demonstrating field preparation and the transplantation of rice, including use of a rolling marker and guiding rope, using the SRI method, and highlighting the benefits of SRI.]
  • 2012 (March 20). Method of SRI Transplantation Hindi. 5:37 min. Produced by ASA and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video demonstrating the transplantation of rice using the SRI method, including use of a rolling marker and seeding removal from nursery beds.]
  • 2012 (March 12). To Take Out Seedling from Nursery Bed (Paddy). 7:19 min. Produced by ASA and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining and demonstrating how to properly remove SRI rice seedlings from a nursery bed for transplantation.]
  • 2012 (March 9). Transplantation of Boro Rice in SRI Method. 6:41 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining and demonstrating how to remove seedlings from a nursery bed and transplant using the SRI method.]
  • 2012 (January 31). Transplantation in SRI Method. 10:10 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Sadri language video explaining and demonstrating the removal of seedlings from nursery bed and seedling transplanting using the SRI method.]
  • 2011 (September 28). SRI Transplanting. 15:42 min. Produced by PRADAN and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Santhali language video explaining and demonstrating land preparation, including field leveling, and rice transplantation using SRI methods.]
  • 2011 (September 27). Transplanting SRI. 9:11 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Ho language video explaining and demonstrating the transplanting of rice using SRI methods.]
  • 2011 (September 13). SRI Transplanting. 29:53 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Odia language video explaining and demonstrating the removal of seedlings from a nursery bed and transplantation of rice using the SRI method.]
  • 2010 (October 19). Transplanting in SRI method Odia Varrat, Odisha. 11:57 min. Produced by Digital Green and VARRAT. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Odia language video (audio is broken) of a farmer explaining and demonstrating the process of transplanting rice using the SRI method.]
  • 2010 (September 11). SRI Paddy Transplantation Mundari Jiblong . 15:28 min. Produced by Digital Green and PRADAN. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Mundari language video of a farmer explaining and demonstrating the transplantation of rice using the SRI method.]
  • 2010 (April 4). Paddy Sapling Transplantation. 14:51 min. Produced by Digital Green and PRADAN. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video of farmers explaining and demonstrating the process of preparing a field for and transplanting rice using the SRI method.]
  • 2009 (October 29). Transplanting of Paddy Seedling in SRI. 10:53  min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreen1 channel, YouTube.
    [Santhali language video explaining and demonstrating the transplantation of rice in a prepared field using the SRI method.]
  • 2008 (August 20). SRI Transplanted Field — Close Up. 2:26 min. Sukshethram channel, YouTube.
    [Video of women using SRI methods to transplant rice in India.]

SRI Equipment Videos from India

  • 2014 (June 16). Conoweeder se Kharpatvar niyantran MP. 7:29 min. digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
  • 2012 (August 21). Use of Conoweeder in SRI (Hindi). 9:58 min. Produced by Jeevika Bihar and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining and demonstrating use of the concoweeder.]
  • 2012 (March 12). Weeding through Manual Conoweeder (Paddy). 5:47 min. Produced by ASA and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining and demonstrating use of a manual, single-row conoweeder for weeding in an SRI field.]
  • 2012 (January 12). Weeding in SRI with Conoweeder. 7:33 min. Produced by CMSA, SERP and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Telugu language video explaining and demonstrating use of a manual, single-row conoweeder for weeding in an SRI field.]
  • 2011 (December 14). Weeding in SRI Field Using Conoweeder. 7:30 min. Produced by ASA and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining and demonstrating use of a manual, single-row conoweeder for weeding in an SRI field.]
  • 2011 (December 6). Weeding Method by Using Conoweeder in Paddy. 14:15 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Kannada language video explaining and demonstrating use of a manual, single-row conoweeder for weeding in an SRI field.]
  • 2011 (November 21). Direct Seeding in Rice. 3:21 min. Produced by RASS — Acharya Ranga Krishi Vigyan. ARKVK channel, YouTube.
    [English-text video about the basic principles and equipment of SRI.]
  • 2011 (September 15). Use of Conoweeder for Weeding of Paddy. 17:18 min. Produced by PRADAN and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Hindi language video explaining and demonstrating the use of a manual, single-row conoweeder for weeding in an SRI field.]
  • 2011 (July 7). Rotary Weeder. 1:09 min. Produced by the Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Department. AP Agriculture Dept channel, YouTube.
    [Telugu language description of a manual rotary weeder and its use.]
  • 2011 (July 7). Conoweeder. 0:38 min. Produced by the A.P. Agriculture Department. APAgricultureDept channel, YouTube.
    [Telugu language video explaining and demonstrating use of a single-row, manual cono-weeder in an SRI field.]
  • 2011. (April 19). Revolution in SRI. 5:54 min. Krishi Usha channel, Vimeo.
    [English language video about the Krishi Usha Weeder, a very popular weeder used for SRI that is manufactured by KVGK, with technical support from Usha martin Ltd., Mcahinery Division]
  • 2010 (September 12). Weeder Application in SRI Paddy. 6:41 min. Produced by Digital Green and PRADAN. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Odia language video of women farmer explaining and demonstrating use of a manual, single-row cono-weeder in an SRI field.]
  • 2010 (September 11). SRI Paddy Interculture. 15:27 min. Produced by PRADAN and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Mundari language video explaining and demonstrating the use of a manual, single-row weeder in an SRI field.]
  • 2010 (September 9). Weeding by Conoweeder in SRI Method. 11:00 min. Produced by VARRAT and Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Odia language video explaining and demonstrating the use of a manual, single-row conoweeder in an SRI field.]
  • 2010 (May 17). Weeding in Paddy. 6:10 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube
    [Kannada language video of farmers explaining and demonstrating use of a single-row, manual cono-weeder.]
  • 2009 (October 7). SRI in TN-IAMWARM Project. 10:56 min. Produced by the TN-IAMWARM Project and the Water Technology Centre at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Mdputn channel, YouTube.
    [Tamil language video (with English subtitles) introducing the five major concepts of SRI promoted the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management (TN-IAMWARM) project in Tamil Nadu India.]
  • 2009 (April 26). SRI and SVA. 1:04 min. Produced by the Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan (SVA). Subhashreepradhan channel, YouTube.
    [System of Rice Intensification (SRI) images with English text about SRI practices and equipment promoted by the Sahabhagi Vikash Abhiyan (SVA) in Western Odisha.]
  • 2008 (September 26). Paddy Cultivation Using SRI Technology. 15:20 min. Produced by Mithranikethan, Vellanad and Trivandrum, Kissan Media Division of Kissan Kerala. Kissankerala channel, YouTube.
    [Malayalam language video explaining the basic concepts and equipment of SRI promoted by the Kissan-Kerala Project of the Government of Kerala.
Equipment Demonstrations (India)
  • 2010 (December 3). Maax Paddy Weeder . 4:59 min. Produced by Maax India. Maaxproducts channel, YouTube.
    [Farmer demonstrates use of a motorized, single-row paddy weeder for SRI manufactured by Maax India.]
  • 2009 (August 17). Mandava Weeder Improved. 0:54 min. Kishan1956 channel, YouTube.
    [Short video demonstrating use of a manual Mandava weeder for SRI.]
  • 2009 (August 17). Improved Mandava Weeder. 0:47 min. Kishan1956 channel, YouTube.
    [Short video demonstrating use of a manual Mandava weeder for SRI.]
  • 2009 (January 26). MOV00065. 3:10 min. Sukshethram channel, YouTube.
    [Farmers demonstrate use of single-row power weeder in India.]
  • 2008 (August 20). SRI 15-Row Marker. 1:49 min. Sukshethram channel, YouTube.
    [A 15-row marker with wooden teeth is marking at 25 cm spacing.]
  • 2008 (August 19). SRI Land Preparation. 2:59 min. Sukshethram channel, YouTube.
    [A field is prepared and leveled by a tractor with full cage wheels and toothed leveler.]
  • 2008 (June 13). SRI Motorized Single-Row Weeder. 0:48 min. Sukshethram channel, YouTube.
    [A prototype motorized single-row weeder was tested at an ten-day old SRI field in Jangoan of Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA on 13 June 2008 by ANGRAU team.]

Meetings / Conferences (India)

Audio Clips about SRI (India)

System of Crop Intensification (SCI) - SRI principles applied to other crops (India)

Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI)
SRI Principles Applied to Finger Millet (SFMI)
  • 2009 (December 25). Guli Ragi. 7:32 min. Produced by Digital Green. Digitalgreenorg channel, YouTube.
    [Kannada language video about the use of SRI methods for finger millet cultivation.]
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