India: Drought - Feb 2008
Most read reports
- Govt. India: Climate Change Impacts in Drought and Flood Affected Areas: Case Studies in India. 1 Jun 2008
- ACT: ACT Alert India Bundelkhand Region 11/2008: Drought and severe food shortages . 5 Feb 2008
- Govt. India: India: Community Disaster Resilience Fund (CDRF). 16 Apr 2009
- Sphere India: India: Sphere Revision Consultation on Minimum Standards in Health Services and Psycho-Social Support during Emergencies. 22 Dec 2009
- World Bank: New World Bank report calls for action to reduce climate change impacts in India's drought-and flood-affected areas. 25 May 2009
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LUCKNOW: UP CM Mayawa-ti's penchant for raising statues in memory of her mentor Kanshi Ram and other Dalit icons continues to drill holes into the state exchequer. This, while UP reels under a severe drought.
The government's apathy is evident from budgetary allocation made on Monday. The budget document shows government has made a demand of Rs 656 crore for erecting statues in Lucknow.
Contrary to this, no fund is being allocated from the state's treasury for drought relief measures to provide succour to lakhs of farmers facing starvation.
RANCHI, India, June 29 ( Reuters) - About 2,000 drought-affected farmers in eastern India have pleaded to the president for help, saying that if they can't lead a respectable life they should be allowed to die in a respectable way.
Most of the 10,000 farmers from Palamau district in the impoverished Jharkhand state have lost their crops due to lack of rains for four consecutive years.
"(If) we cannot lead a respectable life, then we should be allowed to die in (a) respectable way," read a letter to President Pratibha Patil.
"This is the fourth successive year we …
The study focuses on two drought-prone regions of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and a flood prone region in Orissa.
NEW DELHI, May 25, 2009 - A new World Bank report says India can further its climate resilience through a combination of measures and right incentives aimed at multiple levels of government - local, state, and national.
The Report, Climate Change Impacts in Drought-and Flood-Affected Areas: Case Studies in India is the first of its kind in South Asia Region.
Demonstrating Community Capacity to Program and Manage CDRF in India
A community disaster fund that brings local priorities and capacities of disaster prone communities to DRR programming was one of the key recommendations that emerged from the workshop 'From National Frameworks to Local Action' organized by ProVention Consortium, GROOTS International and Huairou Commission at the First Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva in June 2007.
A. Background to the Study
A.1 Climate Variability and Change
1. With alpine conditions, arid deserts and tropical regions, India's climate is as varied as its landscape. The summer monsoon marks the most important event in the economic calendar o f rural India. Over 70% o f the annual precipitation falls between the months o f June and September and a good monsoon heralds a bountiful harvest and financial security. But when monsoons fail, or are excessive, suffering and economic loss can be widespread.
Geneva, 05 February 2008
The Bundelkhand region, occupying 70,000 square kilometers of the central plains of India (bridging northern Madhya Pradesh and southern Uttar Pradesh states) has been declared as "drought-affected" by the Indian state government. Severe water shortages, high levels of debt amongst the population and heavy dependency on labour migration is threatening the survival of some villages in the region.