After Rajasthan, Karnataka is the most drought prone state of India and the situation this year seems to be much worse because of poor monsoons this year. According to a report in TheNewsMinute, northern regions of the state usually experience a drought situation during the summers but this year there are several other areas which have been declared drought hit.
What is the situation?
- The areas which are known for high rainfall have also faced a similar fate this year and have been declared drought-hit.
- It is an alarming development that this year the rainfall has decreased by 25 per cent of the normal in coastal areas of the state.
- The government has already declared 126 Talukas out of a total 177 as drought-hit and is planning to the number to 150.
- Northern parts of the state received 46 per cent less rainfall this year because of which all 12 districts of the area are declared drought-hit.