Government to plan agriculture with changing climate and rainfall patterns

The government is planning to review crop planting throughout the country to align agricultural planning with changes in climate and rainfall patterns.

The reason behind is to move towards precision agriculture with optimum water and nutrient use through drip, fertigation, conservation agriculture, mechanization.

“Climate changes are happening across the globe. We need to realign our crop planning as per the changes in climate and monsoon pattern. This will increase our productivity and help select right crop to plant,” said agriculture commisioner S K Malhotra.

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The plan for every zone broadly will deal with the necessary diversification of crops with relation to climate change, farm mechanisation, adoption of agro-forestry systems like medicinal plants with integration of animal husbandry in arid region, export promotion and maximising farmers’ income of that region through scientific interventions.

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