India is among the countries expected to bear the worst impact of climate change owing to its proximity to the equator and the vulnerability of a large segment of its population that lives in poverty. Climate change poses many challenges, but one of the greatest is the threat to India's ability to feed its growing population of 1.2 billion. Apart from the impact of higher temperature, agriculture will be affected by water scarcity. This chapter focuses on Indian agriculture, its dependence on water resources and strategies for adaptation to climate change.
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