Climate change may reduce crop output by 18% in 2020: Sharad Pawar

Times of India: Climate change is likely to bring down the production of key foodgrain crops like wheat and rice in the country by up to 18 per cent in 2020, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday. "Climate change is projected to reduce timely sown irrigated wheat production by about 6 per cent in 2020. In case of late sown wheat, the projected levels are to the extent of 18 per cent," Pawar said in the Rajya Sabha. Further reduction by up to 25 per cent in crop yields are projected in 2080, he noted.......

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