Why India Struggles to Cope with Droughts
Parts of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have faced four droughts in the last four years while more than 20 districts in Karnataka reeled under a drought for three years during this period, writes Radheshyam Jadhav at The Hindu BusinessLine. At the same Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha faced two droughts.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture the frequent droughts in the last four years not only affected the kharif and rabi crop but also destroyed kharif supplementary crops in these States.
Parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand reeling under drought are also extremely vulnerable to climate change on account of not being well irrigated.