Indian summer crops ("Kharif" crops) are showing disturbing signs - while total production is going up, yields per hectare for key crops is dropping. Much of the increased production is due to a higher area under cultivation, but in a year like the current one, when the monsoon has been haphazard, acreage under cultivation has slowed, and we can only wonder if falling yields will result in much lower production.
On 22nd September, the Ministry of Agriculture . . .