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IIT Kharagpur Study Predicts River Basin-wise Agricultural Droughts-North India Shows High Vulnerability

IIT Kharagpur Study Predicts River Basin-wise Agricultural Droughts-North India Shows High Vulnerability

With inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty Highlights: The study predicts future status climate change-induced agricultural droughts across India. More intense droughts in North, North-East and Central India are expected as compared to South India. About 20 and 50% of the area in India is expected to face extreme and moderate agricultural droughts, respectively, by the end of the 21st century. Farmers in India‚Äôs north, north-east and central regions may have to be more cautious of agricultural droughts in the future - reveals IIT Kharagpur study. The data shows a geographically contrasting change in future drought patterns that indicates more intense agricultural…
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