Author: K. Palanisami

Climate change and food security of India: adaptation strategies for the irrigation sector

M. Khanna,
K. Palanisami,
Summary Creation of a large irrigation potential has been the cornerstone of India’s agricultural growth and past food security. It is estimated that the irrigation sector in the country will be affected considerably by climate change due to a projected increase in absolute rainfall, intensity of precipitation, glacial-melt and flood, as well as drought events. These changes are projected to modify the supply of both surface and groundwater in each region. Climate change is …