Magazine Articles | Weather n Climate | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015 |

Droughts in India

Drought is defined as a deficiency in precipitation over an extended period, usually a season or more, resulting in a water shortage causing adverse impacts on vegetation, animals, and/or people. It is a normal, recurrent feature of climate that occurs in virtually all climate zones, from very wet to very dry. A temporary aberration from normal climatic conditions, a drought can vary significantly from one region to another. Drought is different from aridity, which is a permanent feature of climate...

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