In a bid to tackle drought and water scarcity as a result of climate change, the Maharashtra cabinet has allotted Rs. 1.5 crore from the Emergency Fund to create 23 special posts to implement a project on climate-resilient agriculture.
The project, which will be supported by the World Bank, aims at studying crop patterns and types as per climate change.
According to the government, the growth rate of agriculture is on the decline as a result of severe drought, heavy rains and water scarcity, thereby decreasing agricultural production and profit.
Such a situation is ultimately responsible for rising number of farmers’ suicides.
The project aims at suggesting changes in crop patterns and promoting extensions to agri businesses.
This will help farmers to not lose patience in adverse times and to ensure that they reclaim their original condition.