|What is the significance of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as 'Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative?|
|1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to conventional method of cultivation.|
|2. Drip irrigation can be practised very effectively in this|
|3. There is no application of chemical/organic fertilizers at all in this|
|4. The scope for intercropping is more in mis compared to the conventional method of cultivation. Select the correct answer using the code given below.|
A) 1 and 3 only
B) 1, 2 and 4 only
C) 2, 3 and 4 only
D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] The Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) is a new method sugarcane cultivation that is based on the principle of 'more with less' in agriculture which is similar to the 'System of Rice Intensification' (SRI). SSI is the practice in which we are able to improve the productivity of water, land and labour all at the same. It aims at using less seeds, less water and optimum use of fertilizers and land, thereby achieving higher yields.
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