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Impacts on India:
Observed trends in temperature and precipitation in India as well as their potential impacts are discussed in the report. Some of the projections are as follows:

Temperatures are projected to increase as will summer monsoon precipitation. -- Observation: it is not a fact but only a fictional story. So for global temperature raise under global warming is negligible to impact monsoon current.

Reduction in groundwater recharge expected; 36 per cent of springs have dried, heads of perennial streams have dried, and water discharge in springs and streams has decreased considerably between 1990 –2010. -- Observation: From the above projection the summer monsoon precipitation is going to be increased then why reduction in groundwater recharge is expected. This is a unscientific deduction by people without the basic knowledge of meteorology.

Mass bleaching has been observed in the corals at Andaman Islands. -- Observation: When there is no significant global warming, on what basis Adman Islands corals mass bleaching is deduced? Is it from air?

34 to 39 per cent forests of India will change forest type. --- Observation: on what basis this conclusion was arrived?

Sorghum winter grain yield will reduce by up to 7 per cent by 2020, up to 11 per cent by 2050 and up to 32 per cent by 2080 in Indo-Gangetic plains, Indore, Hyderabad and Dharwad area of India. -- Observation: It is not a scientific deduction but purely hypothetical deduction. The sorghum varieties used in Rabi and Kharif are different. Different varieties the tollerance to temperature and humidity are quite different. If we use good and high yielding varieties, there will not be any impact of global warming -- my paper published in 1984 in an international journal on this subject and discussed in my book published in 1993.

Reduction in wheat growing areas by as much as 50 per cent in the most favourable and high yielding zones of the Indo-gangetic plains due to heat stress -- Observation: It is not a scientific deduction but purely an hypothetical deduction as the global warming is insignificant.

Loss of livelihoods of indigenous people from declining alpine biodiversity – Observation: It is nothing to do with global warming.

In conclusion: From 2017 onwards for around 30 years, we expect more drought years and few flood years. Urban heat-island effect is not going to contribute to agriculture production but on the contrary the rural cold-island effect impact the agriculture production as this relates to lower temperatures due to greenery & water reservoirs. The global warming is less than 0.2 oC since 1951 and thus it is insignificant to influence agriculture or for that matter monsoon. Thus, no impact on food prices or poverty. These primarily relates to governance.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

By Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
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In 1980 A.P.,Orissa and M.P.state govts signed agreement to
construct Polavaram project across the river Godavari to
150 feet height.Supreme court appointed expert committee to see whether A.P.government violated the agreement.The committee gave a report that A.P.government did not violate the agreement because the proposed height and storage capacity of the dam are same and only the design of the dam is changed to with stand 50 lakh cusecs of flood waters instead of original 35 lakh cusecs of flood waters.50 lakh cusecs of flood waters occurs very rarely say once in 500 years.So even though a case is pending in Supreme court against Polavaram project,the court refused to give stay to stop the construction work of the project.
Some people are arguing that out of 7 lakh acres of land proposed to be irrigated by Polavaram project,4.5
lakh acres of land is already getting irrigated by some
other means like Tatipudi and Pushkara lift irrigation
projects.So the remaining 2.5 lakh acres of the land
could be irrigated by lift irrigation by constructing
alternative barrages.But by Polavaram project 7 lakh acres
of land could be irrigated by gravity canals and 12 lakhs
acres of additional land could be irrigated by lift
irrigation(Uttarandhra sujala sravanthi,Chitalapudi and
Indira sagar lift irrigation projects).The generation of
960MW of power by Polavaram project is reduced to 200 MW
by construction of barrages.The other benefits of Polavaram project are diversion of 80 TMC of Godavari waters in to Krishna river,supply of 24 TMC of water to Vizag city and industries in Vizag and stabilization of
Godavari delta ayacut of 10 lakh acres which is going to
suffer by construction of huge lift irrigation projects
in Telangana.These benefits are not possible by construction of alternative barrages.Some people are
commenting that instead of constructing Polavaram projcet
preference should be given to construct irrigation projects in backward Rayalaseema region.But they must
understand that Uttarandhra is also equally back ward
region.More over there is no use of constructing irrigation projects in the places where water is not
available.

By m.s.rani
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October 18, 2014 | Climate science in real world

It appears climate scientists need more robust support for statistical analysis. Long, long ago while studying 'Time Series Analysis'. I remember to have read that for trend analysis 3 year average, based at middle year are taken. If that practice were folloewed for temperature data, discrepancy due to El Nino' would have smoothed out. The discipline Mathematical Statistics & Probability has made tremendous advances which should be used for future predictions.

By v.s. tulpule.
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This is exactly what I am talking and writing -- including in my books but our governments are looking at developing cities and encourage rural to urban migration, so that they can put the agriculture in to the hands of corporate sector. Once agriculture goes in to corporate sector, they produce what is profitable or what is export demand. This creates price raise and starvation deaths. NDA is more interested to hand over the agriculture sector to multinational companies. We must fight against such moves under the disguise of "viability", reducing "subsidy component", etc.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

By Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
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I agree with you. This is another business mode. This is like zero discharge concept of industries to scape from the clutches of PCB's. There are several other rating agencies -- iso, etc -- to manipulate the common man's mind. All these are business tactics.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

By Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
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October 16, 2014 | Sell stevia, face legal action

I want to grow it in Chennai we have very dark grey clay soil can this grow there we have about 2 acres of the land.

By RAJESH PRAVIN SHAH
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Even though case is pending in Supreme court against
Polavaram project,the court refused to give stay to stop
the construction work of the project.So we need not worry
about escalation of construction cost due to delay.Some
people are suggesting to construct alternative barrages
in place of Polavaram project to reduce submersion.But
CWC turned down that proposal due to the following reasons.By construction of barrages only 2.5 lakh acres of land could be irrigated by lift irrigation as against 19 lakh acres of land by Polavaram project (7 lakh acres by gravity canals and 12 lakh acres by lift irrigation ie Uttara sujala sravanthi,Chintalapudi and Indira sagar lift irrrigation projects).Power generation will be reducced from 960 MW to 200 mw.There will not be diversion of Godavari waters in to Krishna river.There will be no supply of water to the industries in Vizag.There will not be stabilization of Godavari delta ayacut which is gong to
suffer by construction of huge lift irrigation projects
up stream in Telangana.

By m.s.rani
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It is being suggested that the Town and Country Planning departments should protect and conserve urban wetlands. In doing so a basic fact is being overlooked and that is that TCP departments are usually one office out of which they operate. In fact 'affected' people make a bee line to the TCP office to seek various clearances which take their usual red taped time to come by. If one is serious about protecting wetlands, urban and rural, these need to be notified either as forests or as protected areas under the Wildlife Protection Act. This would give the strongest legal backing and also a field department to protect and conserve wetlands. Most of the better protected wetlands which are also the RAMSAR sites have been notified under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

By Vinay Tandon
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October 16, 2014 | Orchards in desert

Sir, This sounds very interesting. We are interested to know more and have detailed information for use in the hilly tribal area in Pune district. Regards, anand kapoor, Shashwat.

By anand kapoor
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October 16, 2014 | Rajasthan’s olive dream

SIR, am interested in olive farming in RAJASTHAN and areas in BIKANER and NAGAUR seem quite lucrative for me as i have sources to start up working there kindly let me know how to trigger it a start

By ABHILASHA
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