How Sustainable Management of Natural Resources may achieve Food & Rural livelihood security in India?

How Sustainable Management of Natural Resources may achieve Food & Rural livelihood security in India?
Last Date Aug 31,2015 00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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As the Indian population continues to grow there will be an immense competition for natural resources while achieving food, nutritional, environmental and livelihood security in ...

As the Indian population continues to grow there will be an immense competition for natural resources while achieving food, nutritional, environmental and livelihood security in the country. In addition, the negative consequences of climate change become more evident in agriculture with exploitation of natural resources, decline in soil fertility, ground water levels to meet the ever increasing demands for food and nutritional requirements. To maintain sustainable balance between natural resources and the demand, immediate attention is needed in several areas viz., imbalanced use of fertilizers, declining soil organic carbon, lowering of water table, soil health, organic farming and climate change impact in agriculture sector.

Recent studies on soil biodiversity, rapid composting techniques, use of bio-filters for removal of heavy metals from compost, application of Nano sensors in agriculture to improve nutrient use efficiency, need based fortification of micro nutrients; availability of soil health card, conservation agriculture for enhancing soil health etc. will support sustainable management of natural resources in agriculture.

With a particular focus on scientific and technical understanding of natural resources management, this portal tries to incorporate stakeholders suggestions in achieving sustainable natural resources management.

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MOHAN DURAISWAMY 5 years 1 month ago

It is very necessary to maintain sustainability in food production in INDIA.Farmers should not only depend in rice,paddy and wheat,instead they may turn their vision on millets which is very much demanded by sugar patients.it will be a solution for sustainability in food security