Natural disaster and ecological dilemma: Flood affected areas of Barmer, Thar Desert, Rajasthan

The erratic and heavy rainfall last year has turned a large part of the deep desert country into a vast submerged landscape. Barmer District, Thar Desert, Rajasthan has an average rainfall of 280 mm annually, but during the monsoon of 2006 it received about 600 mm of rain within 2