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Sustainable Food System and GM Foods in Era of Climate Change and Variability: Indian Perspective

RK Gupta*, Manoj Kumar and Anil Bhushan

Division of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, India

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Received Date: October 11, 2019;  Published Date: October 21, 2019


Agriculture and allied sectors are backbone of Indian economy. They are source of living for over 70 per cent of the population and provide around 50 per cent of employment in country. India has witnessed appreciable agriculture growth through crop improvement efforts, technological interventions and policy support. The food grain production has increased from 51MT (1950- 51) to 285 MT (2018-19). Rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, sorghum, and maize are important field crops. The cotton and sugarcane are the principal commercial crops.

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