Agro-climatic regional planning

  • Agroclimatic regional planning in India was initiated in 1988 by the planning commission.
  • Under the 7th Five year plan.
  • It came into force on the basis of agro-climatic factors for balanced regional growth.
  • The planning aims at the scientific management of regional resources to meet the food, fiber, fodder, and fuelwood without adversely affecting the status of natural resources and the environment.
  • The agroclimatic factors are rainfall, temperature, soil topography, cropping and farming system, and water resources.
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