Issue Description

Authors : R. E. Najan and *A. S. Darandale

Page Nos : 203-206

Description :
Climate change is one of the inescapable global issues of today. Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale. Global warming affects Agriculture in a number of ways, including through changes in average temperatures, rainfall, and climate extremes (e.g., heat waves, cyclones); changes in pests and crop diseases; changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide ; changes in the nutritional quality of some foods; and changes in sea level. Agriculture is an important sector of the Indian economy. Indian agriculture sector accounts for 18 per cent of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) and provides employment to 50% of the countries workforce. India remains among main three as far as production of different agricultural things like paddy, wheat, pulses, groundnut, rapeseeds, natural products, vegetables, sugarcane, tea, jute, cotton, tobacco leaves and so on. The article addresses adoption of agricultural technologies to cope with climate change such as biotechnology (HYV), farm ponds, watershed management, improved irrigation techniques, chemical fertilizers, farm machineries, organic farming, weather forecasting system, drone technology, RS & GIS, infrastructure development storage facilities, poly houses, shed net, vertical farming, hydroponics and so on.

Date of Online: 30 Sep 2020