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How is climate change impacting agriculture in India? Discuss the steps that are needed to adapt to the ongoing climate crisis.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. How is climate change impacting agriculture in India? Discuss the steps that are needed to adapt to the ongoing climate crisis. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture and suggest steps to adapt to it.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by context.

Body:

Mention the way in which climate change in impacting agriculture. Reduced yields, encouraging weed and pest proliferation. Changes in precipitation patterns, crop failures and long-run production declines etc. Cite statistics to substantiate your points.

Write about the measures that are needed to mitigate its impact.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.