Ira Sharma is a Research Associate at Centre for Energy, Environment & Resources (CEER), New Delhi. Her current research interest is around water-energy- food nexus and agricultural resource use in India. Before CEER, she worked at CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. She holds an M.A. degree in Economics from Punjab University.
Indian agriculture: How to feed more people with fewer resources
05 Jul 2016
While agriculture in India has achieved grain self-sufficiency, it has become cereal-centric, regionally-biased and resource-intensive. In this article, Swain, Price and Sharma discuss the rising resource intensity in Indian agriculture and its implications for agricultural sustainability, productivity and future food production. They explore government initiatives to address the situation and suggest a strategy to increase production with fewer resources.
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