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Climate change has Indian govt worried about food production in 2099

India, the world's second most populous nation, has already been grappling with the impact of climate change

Atul Prakash | Bloomberg 

The changing climate has made India’s government so anxious about food security that politicians are now trying to predict the country’s crop output until as far as 2099.

Global warming is a factor in the nation’s increased number of extreme weather events, and simulation studies showed the country’s wheat yields may plunge between 6 per cent to 25 per cent toward the end of the century, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in a written response to parliament. Fluctuating weather patterns will also reduce production for most other crops ...

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First Published: Thu, December 05 2019. 10:19 IST
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