India: Climate change in UP: Hybrid variety of crops taking over

Daily Pioneer: Blame it on climate change as Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a shift from the traditional variety of foodgrains to hybrid ones as there is a sharp decline in production of conventional varieties of wheat and rice. Officials in Agriculture Department vouch that lesser winter rains and reduced fog have affected the production of nutritious varieties of wheat and rice known as Ram Kali and Nargis respectively. Agriculture Minister Anand Singh said that change in winter crop is perceptible. “There......

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