Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in India

Gupta, A and Geethalakshmi, V and Mendiratta, N and Pathak, H and Sharma, M (2017) Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in India. Vayu Mandal, 43 (1). pp. 1-10.

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Indian agriculture has made a significant progress in recent years, but of late it is facing many challenges due to the adverse effect of climate change. Moreover, the increasing population pressurizes the agricultural sector for enhanced food production. To face the challenges of food security and climate change, the country needs to reorient its land use and agriculture with the state-of-the-art technologies and policy initiatives. DST through its research initiatives, has partnered with three institutions viz., Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; International Crop Research Institute on Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi to develop potential techniques and technologies for adaptation in agriculture to increase resilience against climate change in sustaining crop production. The paper briefly presents outcome of these studies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change, Agriculture, Assessment, Projection, Adaptation, Mitigation, Resilience
Subjects: Others > Climate Adaptation
Others > Climate Mitigation
Others > Agriculture
Others > Climate Change
Others > Indian Agriculture
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 06:16
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 06:16
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Funders: DST –Climate Change Program
Acknowledgement: The paper has been by and large curved out of the research outcome from a Centre of Excellence and two Major R&D projects supported by DST at ICISAT, Hyderabad; TNAU, Coimbatore and IARI, New Delhi. Many scientists from these institutions were part of these projects. Authors wish to acknowledge contributions from Dr. T.N. Balasubramanian and Dr. A. Lakshmanan of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; Dr. A. Bhatia, Dr. Subhash Chander, Dr. T.K. Das, Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Dr. S. Naresh Kumar, Dr. Madan Pal, Dr. V.K. Sehgal, and Dr. S.D. Singh of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Thanks are also due to Dr Susheela Negi, Scientist-D and Dr Rabindra Panigrahy, Scientist-C of Climate Change Programme, SPLICE Division, DST for their support.
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