Combating Drought through Soil Management

May 25, 2015
Drought is a natural disaster characterized by the scarcity of water resources as a result of which the yield of the crops is adversely affected. About one-third geographical area of India constituting approximately two-fifth of the total cultivable area, supporting about 30 % of population is affected by drought. It covers around 100 Districts, of which 67 Districts are chronically affected by drought.

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