Punjab, Feb 28: From mangoes in Maharashtra to wheat in Haryana and apples in Kashmir, climate change has adversely affected agriculture produce across India. In the backdrop of less rainfall and resultant farmers’ suicides, experts are urging farmers to adopt newer technologies and think out-of-the-box.
Interestingly, a few Indian farmers are doing just that, and their efforts seem to be bearing fruits.
Strawberries, known as the mainstay of western Maharashtra, are being grown in Kashmir on what was once an apple orchard and a paddy field. A village in arid Rajasthan is now home to towering teak trees. A farm in Madhya Pradesh is teaching world experts the ropes of ‘natural farming’,