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.

 

Responsive image Drought Affected Areas of India

Important Links To Download

  1. Study of Droughts in Gangetic West Bengal