Drought often creates a lack of clean water for drinking, public sanitation and personal hygiene, which can lead to a wide range of life-threatening diseasesthe problem of water access is critical: every year, millions are sickened or die due to lack of clean water access and sanitation, and droughts only make the problem worse. Drought-affected regions in india after two consecutive years of weak monsoons, a quarter of india's population, spread across 10 states, has been reeling from severe water shortage. It may sound surprising but bihar and uttar pradesh are states that suffer from both floods and drought it has been estimated that around 70% of cultivable land in india is drought prone in rajasthan, some areas have been experiencing very little rains for three years consecutively. Drought it’s meaning: drought is a condition of no rains when the standing crops, mostly rain-fed, gets dried up and is destroyed while india is a country rich in natural resources and manpower, she is still far behind other developed countries of the world in matters of conquering the forces of nature.
Amid kerala deluge, fear of drought in many parts of south india amit bhattacharya outside kerala and coastal andhra, half of the districts in south india are grappling with deficient rainfall. Drought, a condition when certain regions are faced with scarcity of water due to low or no rainfall, has been the cause of several problems in india there are many areas in the country that are hit by drought each year while others are faced with this condition occasionally. India essentially forms a separate geo-hydrological and climatic unit due to its isolation from the rest of the eurasian landmass thus, the problems of floods and droughts in india form a distinct unit of study while studying global climatic and water regimes. Drought problems are projected for regions which depend heavily on glacial melt water for their main dry-season water supply (barnett et al, 2005) in the andes, glacial melt water supports river flow and water supply for tens of millions of people during the long dry season.
The drought has also led to depletion of water levels in dams across the state, particularly in the old mysuru region, which has led to a severe drinking water crisis. India, china, pakistan, bangladesh, nepal and myanmar could experience floods followed by droughts in coming decades drought in india affecting the ganges is of particular concern, as it provides drinking water and agricultural irrigation for more than 500 million people. Article shared by drought take place as a result of failure of rains or inadequate rains although india is placed very favorably so far as rainfall is concerned there being two monsoons in a year in summer and winter, vast areas in the country remains almost perpetually rain deficit. India’s flood-drought reality flood-drought cycles are becoming both more common and pronounced in the country price rise exposes problems in the financial sector resulting in exodus of. The peculiar nature of india’s climate, dominated by monsoons, causes situations where drought and floods may affect different pockets at the same time of year reasons for floods: the main reasons for floods in india are listed below.
Flood causes many problems like - flood effects agricultural lots of people also die because of flood,people also lose their money property,food and shelther, it also effects the enviroment drought causes many problems like- many people die because of lack of water in drought,because of drought there are many chances of spreading dieases and. Drought affected area in karnataka, india, 2012 drought in india has resulted in tens of millions of deaths over the course of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries indian agriculture is heavily dependent on the climate of india : a favorable southwest summer monsoon is critical in securing water for irrigating indian crops. Drought poses problems in some areas of the country as a result of irregular and uncertain rainfall continually the northern part of gujarat in north india and the southern part of rajasthan is often drought affected owing to scarcity of rainfall. Drought in india – causes, effects and measures floods and droughts floods occur when land that is usually dry is submerged by large amounts of water a drought is a prolonged period with little or no rainfall central problem of economics uploaded by vernon coasts uploaded by vernon applications to price theory uploaded by.
Droughts and floods: india’s water crises demand more than grand projects june 6, 2016 1208pm edt indian children overlook the dry tawi river, in jammu, the winter capital of kashmir, india. Soon, which produced extreme drought over most of india, while lashing the northeast region of the country with heavy rains, leading to flooding of the brahmaputra river and several hundred deaths. India is a land of monsoons of which the south-west monsoon is a wet monsoon while the north-east monsoon is a dry one yet the rainfall produced by them is not uniformly distributed either in space or in time which therefore leads to the occurrence of floods and droughts in different parts of the.
In the state o f maharashtra, a single drought (2003) and flood (2005) absorbed more of the budget (rs 175 billion), than the entire planned expenditure (rs 152 billion) on irrigation, agriculture. Common causes for drought in india are summarized in figure 1 drought has been categorized under different classification systems based on the characteristics of occurrence (table 1) drought is responsible for many general articles 1798 current science, vol 100, no 12, 25 june 2011 table 3. Drought is deadliest because agriculture is one of the main sources in india and it is depended on rainfall and water supply, a shortage in water affects agriculture badly resulting in famine and inflation and causes deaths on a large scale especially in rural areas.