Thu, Oct 01, 2015, 09:19 AM
Climate change is posing threat to farming sector in South Asian countries. Rice production is declining in world?s top ten rice producing countries. In India, paddy production has dropped by 6 per cent and wheat production reduced by 21 per cent in the past one decade. According to government statistics, India has 26.30 crore farmers in which 14.40 crore are farm workers. There is no change in living conditions of famers despite formation of new governments and new states. In India, 1,306 farmers have committed suicide between May 20, 2014 to May 24, 2015.