Trends of Seeds in the Era of Climate Change – An Issue of Concern towards Sustainability
Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 9(21), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i21/95094, June 2016
8 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 10, 2016
Background/Objectives: India is an agro-based country where seed is the heart of agriculture. Agood quality seed makes a good crop resulting in high yield and better quality for better economic growth. The objective of the study is to explore the seed trends and critically assess the trends with the changing climatic conditions of Indian agriculture.
Methods/Statistical Analysis: The paper has undergone an exhaustive literature to find out the changing policies of agriculture seeds. The paper clearly shows that Seed can make agriculture sustainable. With time National Seeds Corporation have come up with several policies which has made promotion of agriculture convenient. The paper is based on secondary data obtained from ministry of agriculture and national seeds corporation. The study shows the trends in seed development since 1740 till 2014.
Findings: The paper undergoes to concern issues of several research papers for making seeds sustainable in the era of climate change. The paper shows how the seeds policies have tried to adopt the seeds to climate change. Since 1740 till 2014 India’s climate has shown a drastic change. The paper shows how the seeds policies have tried to adopt the seeds to climate change. These seeds policies have not only tried to improve the productivity of plants but also have tried to move the seeds towards the path of being sustainable.
Applications/Improvements: This has been an issue of concern in modern era in terms of economic, environmental and social perspective leading to sustainability.
Keywords: Climate Change, National Seeds Corporation, Policy, Seeds, Sustainability
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