The International Food Policy Research Institute’s Global Food Policy Report 2022 warns that a decrease in agricultural output and disruptions in the food supply chain will cause more Indians to go hungry by 2030 as a result of climate change.
Climate change will put more than nine million Indians at risk of starvation by 2030. When climate change is taken into account, India’s total food production – a weighted index of grains, meats, fruits, vegetables, oilseeds, pulses, roots, and tubers – is expected to drop from 1.627 to 1.549.The average daily caloric intake of humans is expected to decrease slightly by 2030, from 2,697 kcal in normal circumstances to 2,651 kcal in response to climate change.
By 2100, India’s average temperature is expected to climb by 2.4 to 4.4 degrees Celsius.
According to the analysis, summer heat waves are expected to triple or quadruple by 2100.
Rising temperatures could have a negative influence on agricultural output. Due to climate change, agricultural production could fall by between 1.8 and 6.6 percent by 2041-2060, and between 7.2 and 23.6 percent by 2061-2080.