India: Drought - May 2000
Most read reports
- UN RC India: Orissa India, Cyclone 1999; Drought 2000; and Flood 2001 affected districts. 27 Jul 2001
- USAID: Drought Affected States in India. 7 Jun 2001
- UNICEF: UNICEF Report on the Drought and Floods in India. 24 Aug 2000
- WFP: India Drought 2000 Spatial Spread. 1 May 2000
- Govt. India: Drought in Rajasthan 13 Jul 2000. 13 Jul 2000
Appeal Target: US$ 949,279
Geneva, 27 May 2004
In spite of a fairly good monsoon in most parts of the country in 2003, large tracts of the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra did not receive adequate rainfall. For some of the areas 2003 was the fourth consecutive year of drought.
At least 43 million people in the Indian state of Rajasthan are suffering an acute shortage of food and clean water after five years of continual drought. The drought, which the Indian government describes as the most widespread in 15 years, is affecting 300 million people in 12 states, but hardest hit has been Rajasthan, where the latest drought has destroyed 4.8 million hectares of crops and killed 54 million livestock.
[A four-year drought grips the state of Rajasthan in India. The impact is most severe in rural areas, among low-caste people and for women who must fetch water on foot but eat little when their households are low on food, as now. But in the report from Rajasthan below, Lutheran World Relief's Carolina Castrillo reports from where LWR and Church's Auxiliary for Social Action, a partner organization in India, are helping 12,000 people in 24 villages.
Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1 dated November 15, 2001
This Final Report is intended for reporting
on emergency appeals.
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Launched on: 6 July 2000 for 6 months
for CHF 5,603,930 to assist 80,000 beneficiaries.
Period covered: 6 July 2000- April 2002.
Appeal coverage: 29.3%
Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of U.S.
by Pamela Davie in Dharampur
February 25, 2002 - The World Bank last week approved two credits for India designed to improve incomes and fight rural poverty in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh through two water restructuring projects, totaling US$289.2 million. The two credits, US$140 million and US$149.2 million respectively, are provided by the International Development Association (IDA).
Appeal Target: US$ 387,921
Appeal Target: US$ 654,526
Soaring Temperatures Force Coffee and
Tea Farmers to Abandon Traditional Plantations
Marrakech/Nairobi/Manila 8 November, 2001 - Harvests of some of the world's most important food crops could fall by as much as a third in some crucial parts of the planet as a result of climate change, scientists are warning.
The decline comes at a time when there is an urgent need to raise yields to feed as growing, global, population.
October 1, 2001 - A new satellite-based method for early detection, monitoring and analysis of drought shows that nearly 20 percent of the world's landmass has been stricken by drought over the past two years, according to NOAA scientists. (Click NOAA satellite image for larger view of world drought conditions taken Sept.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
Appeal Target CHF 2,414,190
Period covered: 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2001;
The effects of drought
Although the nightly news no longer talks about the earthquake that rocked India four months ago, the country is still recovering. What many people don't know is that India is also suffering from a three-year drought that compounds the challenges of day-to-day existence.
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
(Department of Agriculture & Cooperation)
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF DROUGHT- 2001
All the Meteorological sub-divisions in Chhattisgarh (27.5%), Gujarat (-38%), Madhya Pradesh (-31%), Orissa (-18%) and Rajasthan (-28%) received deficient and inadequate rainfall during South-west monsoon 2000, leading to drought like situation. Scarcity conditions also exist in Himachal Pradesh (-6%), Maharashtra (-1%) and one district of Uttaranchal (-18%).
New Delhi (dpa) - Representatives from five drought-hit states in India protested on Friday their respective governments' decisions to discontinue relief work because of the onset of the monsoons.
A survey report found that drought-affected people are in the middle of an economic crisis and still need government help until the harvest in October.
Economist Jean Dreze, in releasing the report on Friday, said: ''In many areas crops have failed thrice in a row, cattle have perished, water and fodder have become scarce.