With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting that there would be above-normal monsoon this year, there is a sense of relief, especially for the agriculture sector.
Following this, Professor M. S. Swaminathan of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), suggested that ‘Good Weather Code’ be developed and implemented at the panchayat level for maximising benefits from the predicted good monsoon.
“The good weather code involves action on mobilising the necessary good quality seed resources and the needed soil nutrients. Pulses and millets can be the crops of choice as they are nutritious and climate resilient. The good weather codes must be must be completed in April with farmer’s participation so that it can be implemented from May,” he said.