How the heat scorches India's wheat production (Outlook India)
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Outlook India cites reports that “the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a press release stating that the maximum temperatures are likely to be above normal by three to five degrees over much of India’s Northwest, Central, and Western parts in March.
IFPRI’s 2022 Global Food Policy Report cautioned that 90 million Indians might be pushed towards hunger by 2030 due to climate change-induced decline in agricultural productivity and the disruption in the food supply chain.
“In India, agricultural production data (1967–2016) for several crops show that average land productivity decreases as average temperatures increase and this impact accelerates at higher levels of warming,” the report added.
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