The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a method of paddy cultivation, though some consider and treat it as a technology. SRI method totally deviates from the traditional way of cultivating irrigated paddy over centuries and hence it has different water saving capabilities.
Uttaranchal is one of the newly formed states of the Indian Union which falls under the North Western Himalayan (NWH) zone. Even though Uttaranchal state as a whole is surplus with food production, the hill districts depicts a different picture. They face a shortage of about 29 thousand tonnes of foodgrains. Eleven out of the 13 districts in Uttaranchal come under hilly area of NWH region.