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Drought Threat Looms Large Over Some States in India in July

Drought (symbolic picture)
Drought (symbolic picture)

 

New Delhi (August 16,2023) : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a drought threat in some states in India in July. The IMD said that the monsoon rains are likely to be below normal in these states, which could lead to drought conditions.

The states that are most at risk of drought are:

Maharashtra

Telangana

Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka

Tamil Nadu

The IMD said that the monsoon rains are likely to be 10% to 20% below normal in these states. This could lead to a reduction in crop yields, water shortages, and power outages.

The IMD has advised the governments of these states to take steps to mitigate the impact of the drought. The governments have been asked to:

Prepare contingency plans for water supply

Provide financial assistance to farmers

Deploy the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist in relief and rescue operations

The drought threat is a serious concern for India. The country is already facing a number of challenges, including a slowing economy and rising inflation. The drought could add to these challenges and make it even more difficult for the government to provide for its citizens.

The IMD has said that the monsoon rains are likely to improve in August. However, the damage that has already been done could be difficult to undo. The government needs to act quickly to mitigate the impact of the drought and prevent a humanitarian crisis.


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