In the backdrop of the 2070 carbon neutrality target set by India at the CoP26 in Glasgow, the Union Budget for 2022-23 has listed “climate action” and “energy transition” as one of the four priorities for the Amrit Kaal.
Announcements made in this context:
These are welcome steps. But they do not assure us that the environmental damage already brought by the agriculture sector can be undone.
The damage is largely a result of the various kinds of subsidies:
Issue of over stocking of grains:
Issue of GHG embedded in these stocks:
Lowering Methane emission is not enough:
Need of Carbon Tax:
Food security vs. Need to save ground water and environment:
Verifying, please be patient.