In the virtual world: Climate change may impact wheat productivity in Punjab

The climate change in northern India is likely to have a severely detrimental impact on the productivity of wheat, the prime crop in Punjab, which is likely to go down by over 8% by 2035. Temperature in the state is expected to go up by over 1.5 degree Celcius, than that is being experienced in summers at present.

Research by scientists in Punjab Agriculture University on the impact of climate change on not just crops, but also on forest plantations, have got the state forest department worried. For, over 16,000 km of area across six districts, in the Kandi belt of the state, is expected to be grossly impacted by rising temperatures.

Times of India

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3 responses to “In the virtual world: Climate change may impact wheat productivity in Punjab

  1. Wait, Punjab is going to warn at .75 degrees per decade for the next 2 decades? I’d be worried too!

  2. Luckily 2035 is a long way away…………..!! So……let’s jump up and down and maybe someone will take us seriously……….

  3. Alice Cheshire

    Wasn’t there just an article in the news about Indian wheat rotting because they lack storage facilities? Sounds like a decrease would be a good thing if the surplus just rots in the fields……

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