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Drought 2000


Into the millennium and Gujarat has been hit by the worst-ever drought in the past 100 years.

The country, today faces the ravages of extreme water shortage which has spread through five states including Gujarat. With water reservoirs getting shallower as the summer mounts, the absence of monsoon this year could push India's agriculture into a precipice.




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Drought 2000

As the heat wave intensifies, Gujarat reels under water and foodgrain shortages. And the worst is yet to come as summer peaks.
Statistics courtesy: India Today

Rainfall -38%
People Affected 25 million
Dry districts 17 out of 25
Cattle affected 7.1 million
Foodgrain -30%
Affected Areas

Kutch, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Mehsana, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Panchmahals, Vadodara, Bharuch   Map

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