Protecting Farmers, Reducing Emissions: Integrating Climate Change Concerns with Welfare of Farmers and Food Security in India
Friday 27 November 2015, by Bharat Dogra
The seriousness of climate change and the urgency of related adaptation and mitigation actions are by now scientifically well established. Despite this, its significance in terms of basic changes needed at the policy level has not percolated to the level of governments. This is certainly true of the agricultural policy in India where, despite additions in the form of some new climate change-related initiatives, the overall policy appears to be along the lines of ‘business as usual’.