Apply neem cake 250 kg/ha at 20-30 DAP
Spray NSPE 4% or neem soap 1% or acepate ( 1 g/l) or pipronil ( 1 ml/l) or lamda cyahlothrin ( 1 ml/l).
Regular irrigation also helps in minimizing losses due to thrips.
Collection and destruction of egg masses and gregarious caterpillar of the cut worm is the best method. For this regular scouting has to be done for the egg clumps and gregarious damage symptoms For controlling the grown up caterpillars, baiting with jaggery mixed rice bran has to be done.