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The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership (HSP) was initiated in 2014-15. The project comprises of an operational area spread across two districts ( Raichur and Koppal) of North East Karnataka. With land under two CADAs (Command Area Watershed Development Authorities) namely Upper Krishna and Tungabhadra, the project works to optimize agriculture returns and enhance climate adaptation through water conservation as a national model for canal-irrigated paddy cultivation.

HSP has demonstrated that Water Management along with NPM (Non-Pesticide Management) package of practices +  Line Planting has been able to help farmers to optimize crop returns with net additional saving of Rs10,994/acre/season which is due to input saving and increased yield from Line Planting. Water management with has helped farmers to a net additional gain of Rs 4639/acre/season at Deodurg and Rs. 3159/acre/season at Gangavathi.

HSP has also demonstrated its adaptation capacity by achieving an average water savings of 2 million litres/acre/season in the Krishna region, and an average of 2.6 million/ litres/acre/season in the Tunga region. The Demand side project helped 465 farmers with 701 acre to get assured irrigation at the tail-end. As of Mar-2016, HSP has achieved a cumulative water savings of 21 billion litres (b/l). 

The impact of Climate Change is being felt even on canal-irrigated lands. Farmers were affected when water was not released for Rabi 2015, as well as for Rabi 2016. 

To meet its commitment to achieve 387 b/l by 2018-19, HSP is now exploring how it can saturate its coverage under these two CADAs to achieve its water savings in coming seasons.The HUF-SAMUHA Partnership (HSP) was initiated in 2014-15. The project comprises of an operational area spread across two districts ( Raichur and Koppal) of North East Karnataka. With land under two CADAs (Command Area Watershed Development Authorities) namely Upper Krishna and Tungabhadra, the project works to optimize agriculture returns and enhance climate adaptation through water conservation as a national model for canal-irrigated paddy cultivation.

HSP has demonstrated that Water Management along with NPM (Non-Pesticide Management) package of practices +  Line Planting has been able to help farmers to optimize crop returns with net additional saving of Rs10,994/acre/season which is due to input saving and increased yield from Line Planting. Water management with has helped farmers to a net additional gain of Rs 4639/acre/season at Deodurg and Rs. 3159/acre/season at Gangavathi.

HSP has also demonstrated its adaptation capacity by achieving an average water savings of 2 million litres/acre/season in the Krishna region, and an average of 2.6 million/ litres/acre/season in the Tunga region. The Demand side project helped 465 farmers with 701 acre to get assured irrigation at the tail-end. As of Mar-2016, HSP has achieved a cumulative water savings of 21 billion litres (b/l). 

The impact of Climate Change is being felt even on canal-irrigated lands. Farmers were affected when water was not released for Rabi 2015, as well as for Rabi 2016. 

To meet its commitment to achieve 387 b/l by 2018-19, HSP is now exploring how it can saturate its coverage under these two CADAs to achieve its water savings in coming seasons.

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