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Addressing hunger in drought areas – towards a grain bank in AP

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Working Papers & Briefs
Focus Region:
Asia and the Pacific
Focus Topic:
Climate / Weather / Environment
Type of Risk:
Weather & Climate related
Natural disasters
Gopal, K.S.

Drought is staring into the eyes of the rural people in almost all parts of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Nine hundred Mandals in AP have been declared as drought-affected by the state govt. Some areas have received delayed monsoon and farmers are going about pouring grain into the furrows with little hope that they will germinate. The symptoms and effects of drought are visible all around. As a regular and constant response to the engulfing drought, people started migrating in search of work. Others who are not able to migrate are in a miserable condition. Some people are without food.