West Bengal Hazard Mapping : Drought

A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply whether surface or underground water. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm the local economy.


Picture of Drought Affected Areas of India Drought Affected Areas of India

Important Links To Download

  1. Study of Droughts in Gangetic West Bengal