Climate change will increase the frequency, duration and severity of droughts in many parts of the world, including India, hampering agriculture and pushing more people into the downward spiral of malnutrition.
The backbone for the success of water use efficiency initiatives through micro irrigation is, first and foremost, effective training and awareness generation amongst small and marginal farmers in potential states.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had kudos to offer to farmers for making India pulse sufficient and an appeal to do the same in the case of edible oil seeds production but nothing concrete to offer to distressed farmers.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first budget of the Modi government in its second term. Sitharaman said India needs to make structural reforms to achieve USD 5 trillion economy in the next few years. Follow live updates here
According to the research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK, recognition of Indian women's roles in both agriculture and domestic work is key to improving household nutrition outcomes.