The dry spell during the Kharif season is usually a time to maximise water conservation efforts in India. This year, the government may pose a major scheme to incentivise these efforts. It is expected that this scheme will be made in the Union Budget.
June was a dry month, heavily impacting sowing area, bringing it down by around 25 per cent, as per government figures. Vijay Sardana, an eminant agri-market economist, is of the view that India needs to brace itself to deal with the scarcity of lifestock feed in the coming months.