India is extremely vulnerable to climate change and the impact of rising temperatures. The consequent increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves is expected to add to the woes of the drought-hit communities.
To build India's resilience to droughts and water scarcity crises, the present situation calls for greater and more effective coordination and knowledge sharing between central-, state- and district-level governments, inter-sectoral expertise (climate, agriculture, water), development sector players, communities and all other stakeholders.
The humanitarian community in India is working towards drought response and management among the economically weaker populations in affected villages, such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, UP, Andra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
In this publication, Sphere India has collaborated with like-minded organizations to document good practices in drought management and response in India. The publication seeks to promote the culture of local knowledge that is captured through various community DRR practices that are innovative, sustainable and help build a drought-resilient India.