How Sensitive Is Indian Agriculture to Climate Change?

Ind. Jn. of Agri. Econ., Vol.69, No.4, Oct.-Dec. 2014

14 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2021

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P. S. Birthal

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Digvijay S. Negi

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Shiv Kumar

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Shaily Aggarwal

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

A. Suresh

ICAR

Tajuddin Khan

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Using district-level panel data, this paper has assessed sensitivity of Indian agriculture to climate change. Results show that a rise in temperature would reduce agricultural productivity, while rainfall unless it is in excess, will tend to counterbalance harmful effects of temperature. Irrigation is an important adaptation strategy to reduce harmful effects of warmer climate. Predictions suggest that by end of this century, a significant change in climate may reduce productivity of Indian agriculture by 25 per cent. Agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions is more sensitive to climate chan

Keywords: Climate Impacts, Agriculture, Agro-Climatic Zones, India

Suggested Citation

Birthal, P. S. and Negi, Digvijay S. and Kumar, Shiv and Aggarwal, Shaily and Suresh, A. and Khan, Tajuddin, How Sensitive Is Indian Agriculture to Climate Change? (2014). Ind. Jn. of Agri. Econ., Vol.69, No.4, Oct.-Dec. 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3867263

P. S. Birthal

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

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Digvijay S. Negi

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Library Avenue, Pusa, P.B. No. 11305
New Delhi 110012
United States

Shiv Kumar

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Library Avenue, Pusa, P.B. No. 11305
New Delhi 110012
United States

Shaily Aggarwal

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Library Avenue, Pusa, P.B. No. 11305
New Delhi 110012
United States

A. Suresh (Contact Author)

ICAR ( email )

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
Willingdon Island Cochin
Cochin, Kerala 682029
India

Tajuddin Khan

National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP)

Library Avenue, Pusa, P.B. No. 11305
New Delhi 110012
United States

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