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Published on 27/07/2016 11:38:02 AM | Source: Dion Global Salution Ltd.

Agriculture added to 18% of total emissions in 2010: Research

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A Government research has indicated that agriculture contributed to 18 per cent of the total emissions of India in 2010. Commenting on the issue, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave told the Lok Sabha that human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), including those from the agriculture sector, are considered to be the "drivers" of observed climate change.

"While annual total GHG emissions from agriculture in 2010 are estimated to be of the order of 10-12 per cent of global anthropogenic emission, the research conducted by the government indicates that agriculture in India contributed to 18 per cent of the total emissions of India in 2010,” he added. As per reports, National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture launched in 2010 under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) addresses both mitigation and adaptation to climate change through programmes such as System of Rice Intensification (SRI) against conventional rice cultivation and coverage of milch animals under Ration Balancing Programme.