By Dr. Parvez Mandviwala for TwoCircles.net,
Drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply- whether surface or underground water. A drought can have serious implications on the agricultural, social, economical and health balance of the concerned area.
In Maharashtra, today, 15 districts are affected by drought. Solapur, Ahmadnagar, Satara, Beed, Nashik, Latur, Nanded, Aurangabad, Jalna and Osmanabad are among the worst affected. The number of villages so affected is an alarming 12000!