Impact of climate change on dry-land farming: With special reference to dry zone areas of Karnataka state
Ramesh Rangappa, Dr. Shekara B
Climate change is believed as main reason for farmers suicide in Karnataka state. Unexpected rainfall destroys all crops at the harvesting time and most expected rain will not come on time to start sowing, this situation made life critical in dry land farming. After 50 years of Green Revolution, Still it remains critical issue to address in the country. Although the technology has improved a lot and providing irrigation facilities to farmers for coming over from such problems. But still, a sustainable solution is difficult to find for the issue.
This study based on secondary data sources, examine the impact of Climate change on production and productivity of agriculture goods in dry zone areas of Karnataka state. Especially in backward and dry-land areas like Gulbarga, Bijapur, Bidar, Bellary and Raichur districts. Raichur district is one of the most backward districts in Karnataka State and this has been identified by the Dr. Najundappa Committee by the Government of Karnataka. So it is hoped that the study tries to find out the basic problems farmers facing in dry-land areas and how these problems has been addressed.