Ramesh Chand: Urgent need of innovation and modernisation in agriculture sector

Ramesh Chand, Member (Agri), NITI Aayog on Thursday asserted that there is an urgent need of innovation and modernisation in agriculture sector  for overall improvement.

Inaugurating a three day seminar, of ‘Global Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture and Water Sectors’ (CCAW) that in view of global warming  affect on farm sector there should be a need of forecasting the weather condition and measures which will help to reduce losses.

“There is need to maintain environment, use solar energy and keep balance of carbon in air for this there is a need to increase green field and ban on  tree cutting in future. Uses of natural resources should be utilized efficiently and utilization of Rain water and conservation to overcome the situation”,  Chand said.

Model market act should be reformed in all the state he said adding that NITI Aayog is also going to share with all the state government to adopt  Model Contract Farming Act and set suitable prices of farmers product.

The climate change has become a major concern for agriculture globally, more so in developing countries like India, where farming is heavily dependent  on monsoon.

Unseasonal rainfall, floods, hail storms, heat wave, cold wave and frost are some of the manifestations of climate change seriously impacting agriculture,  horticulture and water availability.

Twelve concurrent sessions on various themes like breeding for climate ready crops, Climate change and water resources, Innovations in efficient water resource management, Climate change and carbon sequestration, Conservation agriculture, nutrient and energy management, Climate change and Dry  land agriculture, Climate change: Farmer led innovations, Climate change and horticulture, Climate change and pest & diseases, Climate change:  livestock and fisheries, Up scaling climate resilient technologies, Agro-meteorology, IT applications and modeling and Climate smart agriculture policy and financing will be discussed during the seminar.

During this mega event, many researchers /scientists will interact on various issues of climate change and related policy matters.

The outcome of this seminar is expected to help in planning for development and implementation of climate resilient technologies in India.

MAHYCO, Jalna has joined this event as a co-organizer.  International experts from USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, BanglaDesh and Nepal are being participated in this seminar to share their experiences.
More than 600 Indian scientists, research scholars and students are also taking part in this seminar.

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