|MeraKisan Organic Farming Facts:
1. Farmers turn to Millets as climate - Smart Crop.
Farmers in parts of Karnataka have accepted the climate change by changing from water-intensive rice, sugarcane and maize cultivation to various types of drought-resistant millets.
In India, millets have grown on about 15 million hectares, with an annual production of 17 million tones.
Contribute 10% to the country’s food grain basket.
The state government, in association with Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and agricultural universities in Bengaluru, Dharwad and Raichur, has developed drought-resistant high-yielding varieties of millets.
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