Former Principal Scientist and National Fellow, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding Author: KL Sharma, Former Principal Scientist and National Fellow, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad, India.
Received: June 22, 2021; Published: July 16, 2021
In India, agriculture is considered as the backbone of the economy as the majority of the population is engaged in agriculture to earn its livelihood. It is understood that India has the second-largest arable land resources in the world and is the largest producer of spices, pulses, milk, tea, cashew, and jute, and the second largest producer of wheat, rice, fruits and vegetables, sugarcane, cotton, and oilseeds. Food grain statistics reveal that during the year 2019-20 crop year, food grain production reached to a record of 296.65 million tonnes. Whereas, the target set by the Government of India in 2020-21 for food grain production is of the order of 298 MT.
Citation: KL Sharma. “Land Degradation and Soil Quality Deterioration - A Challenge to the Future Food Production". Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.8 (2021): 36-37.
Copyright: © 2021 KL Sharma. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.