About 70% of the country’s agricultural land must be devoted to grain cultivation by 2050 in order to feed the country’s population, said Maharana Pratap Horticultural University vice-chancellor Professor Samar Singh.
About 70% of the country’s farmland is to be cultivated with grain by 2050 in order to feed the country’s population, said Maharana Pratap Horticultural University vice-chancellor Professor Samar Singh.
“By 2050 India will experience a one-third increase in its population and there will be more pressure to grow food grains. It will be necessary to increase the cultivation of cereals to 70%, ”said the VC in his address during a webinar organized by the university on the occasion of International Soil Day.
He expressed concern about the decrease in cultivated areas and the depletion of water tables in the country.
“We need to increase the production of food grains. Moreover, the diversification of agriculture towards horticulture is the only option to meet demand and increase farmers’ incomes, ”he added.
The VC called on farmers to adopt new cultivation methods without disturbing soil fertility.
In his speech, Kisan Club General Secretary Vijay Kapoor said the models should be exhibited and small training courses should be held so that farmers can get better benefits.