Ground Report | New Delhi: Heavy damage to drops; About 50 lakh hectares of the agricultural area have been affected during the year 2021 due to cyclonic storms, floods, landslides, cloudbursts. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha.
Tomar said that the State Governments take relief measures in the wake of natural calamities from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), which is already earmarked for their disposal as per the items and norms approved by the Government of India. He said that additional assistance is provided from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) as per the established procedure. Assistance sanctioned under SDRF/NDRF norms is provided as a relief.
According to data placed before the lower house, Karnataka has reported maximum crop damage in 13.98 lakh hectares till November 25, followed by West Bengal (6.90 lakh hectares), Rajasthan (6.79 lakh hectares), Bihar (5.80 lakh hectares). ) is the location. ), Maharashtra (4.55 lakh hectare) and Uttar Pradesh (3.61 lakh hectare).
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha that in the absence of any adaptation measures, the yields of rice, wheat and maize are likely to decline under projected climate change scenarios based on rainfall and irrigation. (Heavy damage to drops)
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) adopted the National Innovation in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) under the Network Project. In this, climate technologies like drought-tolerant varieties, crop diversification, integrated farming systems, soil and water conservation measures have been implemented in the most vulnerable districts to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Tomar said that agriculture contingency plans for 650 districts are ready to deal with any climate change. He further added that as per the survey results, state-wise agriculture, the average monthly income per agricultural household from July 2018 to June 2019 was highest in Meghalaya, followed by Punjab, Haryana.