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Rice-Wheat Crop System in Indo-Gangetic Region-Issues Concerning Sustainability

T Haque Some agricultural experts have expressed the apprehension that the emergence of rice-wheat rotation crop system as a post-green revolution phenomenon has resulted in waterlogging, soil salinity and over-exploitation of the natural resource base. Moreover, it is argued that short time duration between rice-wheat crop rotation has ted to sub-optimal land preparation and sub-optimal use of other inputs, causing reduction in yield of rice and wheat. While refuting any plateauing or stagnation in yield of rice and wheat, this paper nevertheless suggests that besides technological improvement, strengthening infrastructural facilities and initiating better land and water management through participatory approach can go some way in addressing the problems confronting the rice-wheat system in the Indo-Gangetic region.

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