Extreme Weather Events In Last 5 Years Affected Over 60 Per Cent Of Indian Marginal Farmers: Report


The report, by the Forum of Enterprises for Equitable Development (FEED) and the Development Intelligence Unit (DIU), is based on a survey involving 6,615 respondents across 20 major states in India.

It showed that 40.9 per cent of farmers have experienced droughts, while 32.6 per cent have faced excessive rains, leading to significant crop losses.

“Over 60 per cent of marginal farmers have faced significant crop losses due to extreme weather events in the past five years, with more than half reporting severe impacts,” said the report.

“These challenges necessitate immediate and sustained action,” it added.

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