New ventures like building of water harvesting structures, Farm Ponds, Drip Irrigation technique, Soil and Water Analysis, Bio-Gas, smokeless chullah, cattle feed projects and plantation are being promoted by the institute.
Over a period of time the cropping pattern in Kutch is changing gradually. Gone are the days when Lakhpat area was a rice bowl. Crops requiring less water and yielding more cash are the pattern of the day.
CROPS OF KUTCH
- Cereals - Bajri (maximum), Jowar, Wheat and Rice (negligible).
- Pulses - Moong, Moth, Udad, Black gram, Beans.
- Oil seeds - Groundnut, Mustard, Sesaum (Til), Castor, Sunflower and Cotton seeds.