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Food security in Kashmir at risk

Srinagar, September 24, 2007:

Indian administered Kashmir’s current 40 per cent food grain deficit is likely to touch over 60 per cent in the next 10 years, a report on climate change released here Monday said.

The Actionaid International, an NGO working in over 40 countries, in a 28-page report on climate change and its impact in Kashmir, ‘On the brink’ said that more and more paddy land is being changed into rain-fed orchards resulting in the food grain deficit.

The report also reveals that the deficit in food production in Kashmir valley region has reached 40 per cent putting food security to a greater risk. The food deficit was just 23 per cent in 1980-81.

Kashmir runs in deficit in food grain production while its horticulture sector earns a revenue of INR 20 billion.

The report warns that the large scale transition from paddy cultivation to rain-fed crops poses risk to food security in Kashmir.

“In the post-World Trade Organisation scenario, as foreign fruits mainly apples have started flooding Indian markets, demand for Kashmir fruits is likely to reduce and the low demand could cripple the capacity of poor and small farmers to buy food grains from the market,” says Arjimand Hussian Talib, the author of the report.

Actionaid International had carried a sample survey which revealed that 1489 acres of paddy land have been converted into rain-fed dry land in north Kashmir districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora, south Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian and central Kashmir district of Budgam.

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