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When monsoon plays truant!
While the intensity of monsoon is predicted to increase in India, the accompanying hot and dry extremes due to temperature rise will greatly threaten food production in India, warns this study. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

A recent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) found that very few (less than 4 percent) of Indian farmers have adopted sustainable agricultural practices and systems.

When monsoon plays truant (Image Source: India Water Portal flickr photos)
Groundwater variability: The tale of two states
Gujarat shows good groundwater storage while Rajasthan shows severe groundwater depletion, inspite of both states in western India receiving good rainfall. Why is this so? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 4 months ago

India, a groundwater stressed country

Groundwater decline in India (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Looking back into history to understand droughts
The 2015­-2018 drought, the longest, but less severe of droughts experienced by India raises alarm on the negative effects of future droughts on water security in the country. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 5 months ago

Droughts in India: types, causes and effects

Droughts are greatly feared in India, impacting food production, the economy and the livelihoods of millions of farmers. 60% of India’s population is engaged in agriculture.

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)