The National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It seeks to address issues regarding ‘Sustainable Agriculture’ in the context of risks associated with climate change by devising appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies for ensuring food security, equitable access to food resources, enhancing livelihood opportunities and contributing to economic stability at the national level.
Agriculture plays a crucial role in ensuring food security while also accounting for a significant share of India‟s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It engages almost two-thirds of the workforce in gainful employment. Presently, the threat of climate change poses a challenge for sustainable agricultural growth.
The four functional areas are:
The Mission would seek convergence and coordination among the key ministries and departments at all levels of governance
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