Climatic Factors causing deceleration in the productivity of wheat.
Wheat has played important role in achieving food security in India. However the productivity of wheat has decelerated recently. According to Agronomy, wheat is sensitive to climatic factors especially temperature. Mr.Brajesh Jha and Mr. Amaranth Tripathi have studied the effect of climatic factors on deceleration of wheat productivity in two different wheat growing states, Haryana and Bihar. The study finds that the increase of temperature during the month of February-March has negative effect on the yield of wheat in Haryana and Bihar.
The study found significant correlation of wheat yield with temperatures and with the winter rainfall. The study says that the increase of average temperature during winter season positively affects yield of wheat while the increase of temperature during the month of February-March has negative effect on the yield of wheat. Maximum and minimum temperature shows upward trend in winter season in Bihar.
To mitigate the effect of climate change some measures need to be taken. Haryana farmers are replacing late sown wheat with other crops. However there is seed to develop suitable varieties that are more tolerant to extreme temperatures. The risk management device should also be in place.
|Location||Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Darbhanga, East Champaran, Gaya, Gopalganj, Jamui, Jehanabad, Kaimur, Katihar, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Madhubani, Monghyr, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purnea, Rohtas, Saharsa, Samastipur, Saran, Sheohar, Shiekhpura, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Supaul, Vaishali, West Champaran,|
|Theme||resilient villages, resilient livelihoods, resilient basic services, resilient critical infrastructure, resilient cities, miscellaneous,|
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