India News - Droughts

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September 13, 2015
Parched lips, barren lands and the scramble for water in Maharashtra
What are the factors that have caused the Marathwada region to be known as the 'suicide capital for farmers'? More importantly, do farmers here have some respite before the monsoon disappears?
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July 19, 2015
Harness the sun to drought proof agriculture in Bihar
Are solar pumps a drought mitigation strategy for farmers in Bihar? This research paper looks into the interplay between droughts, subsequent distress and government interventions.
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July 15, 2015
Maharashtra's plan to seed clouds may sprout nothing
Altering cropping patterns and improving water management processes are better ways for the state to deal with drought than experimenting with inconclusive science.
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March 23, 2015
Drought and the desert: They don't go hand in hand here
With its low rainfall, western Rajasthan might seem like a prime candidate for drought, but the combination of old age wisdom and new age techniques have helped Barmer access fresh water continuously.
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April 6, 2014
Mapping drought for 100 years
Analysing monthly rainfall data from 1901 to 2002 helps understand the incidence of drought across the country.