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Speaking at a UN meet on the environment, Modi also announced India will raise its ambition of the total area to be restored from land degradation status.
The Gender Caucus was part of the 14th Conference of Parties to UNCCD and included discussions on land tenure, drought and sandstorms.
UNCCD lead scientist Barron Joseph Orr proposes a three-tier system for establishing a drought indicator.
At ongoing 12-day UN convention, members of Brahma Kumaris spiritual group claim application of ‘pure mind power’ could help farmers increase crop yield.
At UN convention to combat desertification, Under-Secretary-General Ibrahim Thiaw says shrinking land resources result in social, ethnic conflicts.