Conference on Crop Diversification orgainzed by CII on 7 March 2013 at New Delhi.
Indian agriculture has been undergoing spectacular changes in recent period. These changes are manifestations of large scale commercialization and diversification taking place in the agricultural sector. They broadly include cultivation of new crops and varieties, increase in the share of area under cash crops, large scale spread of livestock activities and fisheries, pursuance of hi-tech agriculture in the areas of aquaculture, bio-technology, horticulture, processing, etc.
Crop diversification can be a useful means to increase crop output under different situations. Crop diversification is one of the Key Thrust Areas in today’s scenario where the continuous wheat- paddy cropping system has led to a reduction not only in crop productivity but also led to irreversible damage to the soil and associated natural resources. The water table in the paddy growing areas has reduced drastically. Moreover, summer paddy is prevalent in many states which is cultivated only by irrigation as there is no rain during the dry season. All these problems have the only solution i.e. Crop Diversification. It could be a very important instrument for food and nutrition security, income growth, poverty alleviation, employment generation, judicious use of natural resources, sustainable agricultural development, and environmental and ecological management /improvement.
Keeping this in mind, Confederation of Indian Industry had organized a Conference on Crop Diversification-“A Holistic Approach towards Sustainability in Agriculture” on 7th March 2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The event was organized to provide an impetus to the concept of Crop Diversification by creating awareness and showcasing its benefits for the overall growth of the agri industry.
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Library of this event.