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Himachal Pradesh


To understand climate change and its impact on the Himalayan Eco-System by developing and implementing mountain spicific adaptation plans based on vulnerability,risk scenario and by enhancing capacity of all stake holders to combat the threat of climate change.
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Majority of the population in the Himalayas depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Farmers follow traditional agricultural patterns, relying on rainwater and seasons. Changes in local and regional temperatures, the form and amount of precipitation, rainfall patterns, soil moisture content, and sunshine and cloudiness threaten traditional agriculture . Moreover, climate change will increase the ocurrence of extreme events like floods, droughts and hailstorms, which can also have a drastic effects on agriculture. Rising temperatures and increased rainfall may also lead to more pests and weeds, which will reduce agricultural productivity.

As far as kharif crops in mountain ecposystem is concerned, it requires attention as their production may not be affected but become more risky due to increased climatic variability and pest incidences.Likewise rabi crops are more seriously threatened due to rise in temperature and higher uncertainities in rainfall.

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