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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VIJITH NAIR_2 5 years 1 month ago

Hello,
To preserve the natural resources we should try to first to utilize the renewable source of energy.

1. Gov't. should pass a law stating that once in a week no one will use personal vehicle to go to the work place or till the bus/railway station. Only bicycles to be used.

2. Every house, factory, apartments, buildings should leave around 30% spare land without any flooring. This will help in water percolating and thus increasing the ground water level.