Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, 29/07/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, 29/07/2016. The Government is aware of increasing risk and uncertainties on agriculture due to changing climate. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) started National Network Project on Climate Change (2004-13) to study the changing climate and its impact on Indian agriculture. The project estimated average reduction in yield of wheat (-6%), rice (-4 to -6%), maize (-8%), mustard (-2%), potato (-25%) and sorghum (-2.5%) by 2020; however, a regional variation in impact of climate change on different crops was predicted.

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