India is in dire need of climate-resilient farming. Discuss, and also identify the measures to achieve it. – IASPOINT

India is in dire need of climate-resilient farming. Discuss, and also identify the measures to achieve it.

Climate resilient agriculture refers to such crops and farming methods that are relatively more resilient to fluctuations in climate. This resilience can be in the form of a crop that is more heat resistant, disease-resistant, and that can bear water shortage, water excess, and can withstand a wide range of temperatures, etc.

Need for Climate Resilient Agriculture:

Measures to achieve climate-resilient agriculture:

Agriculture in India is suffering from various problems which are created over time by populist measures of governments. These measures have distorted the overall agricultural productivity. However, recent schemes like the National mission on pulses & oilseeds, weather forecasting, and farm inputs dissemination are steps in the right direction.

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