Drought 2015-16: lessons from desolation - a citizen’s report on impact of drought and learnings for future

Drought 2015-16 has affected more than 330 million people in more than 2.5 lakh villages of 266 districts from 11 states. It has had a devastating impact on people’s lives as it affected water availability, agriculture, livelihoods, food production and food security, natural resources and also put a huge burden on exchequer. Drought 2015-16 — Lessons From Desolation: A citizen’s report on impact of drought and learnings for future is an attempt to understand and share the situation faced by the vulnerable communities in the drought affected areas. The report also seeks to explore lasting solutions to build drought resilience. It highlights and gives to us several agendas to pursue.