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Somewhere it is read that area under wheat and rice cultivation in India is estimated to come down from 170 million hectares to 100 million hectares by 2020--- drop of over 40% of the cultivable land. Will this really happen? If so how are we going the feed the estimated population of over 130 crores then? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 04 Aug '10 12:45 pm
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There is no need to worry there has been marginal increase in wheat cultivation ,Rice cultivation has decreased . About 277.81 lakh hectare wheat has been sown compared to last year's coverage of 275.89 lakh ha. Thus, 1.92 lakh hectare more area has been covered said the data.While higher wheat cultivation has been reported from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, coverage area has fallen in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. There is a significant increase of area - about 8 lakh hectare - under pulses, reveals the data.Rice has been sown/transplanted in 32.35 lakh hectare - 0.17 lakh hectare less than last year's coverage of 32.52 lakh hectare.The ministry said rice area has been diverted for pulses crops in Andhra Pradesh. However, rice area is expected to reach last year's area coverage as sowing/transplanting is still going on, the data said.The sown area for oilseed has been less compared to last year, by 4.80 lakh hectare ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 04 Aug '10 01:35 pm

 
  
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Some farmers keep changing
not major impact
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Answered by anil garg, 17 Apr '11 04:54 pm

 
  
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Why only paddy field, the way Government is going to privatization of every thing and supporting industrialists for cash profit, in another 10 years India will have to import 100% food grains as there will not be left any land for irrigation.
Answered by uv dabholkar, 04 Aug '10 12:49 pm

 
  
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Actually farmers are now more inclined toward cash crops which give them high returns like in MP most of the farmers are growing soyabean because it fetches them good price
Answered by true indian, 04 Aug '10 12:48 pm

 
  
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Not likely
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 04 Aug '10 12:47 pm

 
  
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