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By Anil Kumar Singh, Jagdish Chander Dagar, Ayyanadar Arunachalam, Gopichandran R, Kirit Nanubhai Shelat

It is celebrated that the affects of weather switch are tangible and for that reason there will be no debate concerning the want for applicable edition measures, on a concern foundation. even though, it really is both very important to acknowledge the truth that model measures truly signify a dynamic synthesis of interventions referring to a number of structures. those are quite of water, soil features, genotypic and phenotypic diversifications and their expressions, age-correlated biochemical adjustments aligned with planting schedules and favorable weather/climate stipulations. nutrition, incidence and distribution of linked crops together with crop mixes additionally effect productiveness. The overarching point of farming perform wields major impact at the final result and therefore it is very important be transparent in regards to the specific concentration of the investigations being conducted and pronounced in an appropriate demeanour. it's necessary to realize that medical study in agriculture in India has consistently produced worthwhile result of direct relevance to her humans. Importantly, preparedness to take on mess ups because of inclement climate approach has prominently featured at the schedule. the hot specialise in weather swap and affects has supplied the mandatory impetus to reorganize the framework of research to seize the specifics of such affects. during this context, the significance of micro weather adaptations too viz-a-viz the bigger scales of affects can't be overemphasized. it is going to be invaluable to additionally support represent average diversifications as opposed to artificially precipitated adaptations, aiding us comprehend the complexities of person and synergistic affects too. evidently, the bounds and obstacles of types may possibly be sure the unfold and intensity of the results of investigations. Empirical evidences to augment assumptions need to even be documented with utmost care; guided via an realizing of the bounds of tolerance, restricting components, and the precautionary precept particularly within the public coverage interface. the current quantity for this reason, showcases those strands with the fond desire that they're going to stimulate additional considering and allow acceptable action.

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So, nothing can be said regarding the frequency of drought years. Drought Month Table 2 shows the average rainfall, half of average rainfall, and a number of drought months for the 12 months during the period 1990–2009. The month having less than 50 % of average monthly rainfall was termed as drought month. There were 16 drought months in December followed by 12 drought months in January. Out of the 20 years, there were no drought months in July and 2 drought months each in June and August. Figure 3a–c shows the occurrence of drought months and normal months in the drought years of 1996, 2000, and 2002.

Around 65 % of the total cultivated area is under food grain crops. K. Singh et al. 1007/978-81-322-2157-9_2, # Springer India 2015 13 14 spices, etc. continue to be developed to meet the growing demand of the increasing population. However, surplus of the commercial crops has been earning foreign exchange also from the exports. There was renewed focus on food grains in the eleventh plan in view of their stagnating production and increasing demand. A number of initiatives such as the National Food Security Mission and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana were taken to improve the production.

There is a need to strengthen the cold storage facilities, cold chain and refrigerated transport infrastructure. References Ministry of Agriculture (2012) Agricultural statistics at a glance, Directorate of economics of statistics, p 388 PAN, FOE Europe, IFOAM EU Group & APRODEV 2012 Crop rotation, benefitting farmers, the environment and the economy. pdf Thornton P, Lipper L (2013) How does climate change alter agricultural strategies to support food security? Draft, 11 March 2013. In: Background paper for the conference “Food security futures: research priorities for the 21st century”, 11–12 April 2013, Dublin.

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