DMPQ- What are the Preventive measures and preparedness plan for drought mitigation

  • Dams/reservoirs and wetlands to store water
  • Improvement in agriculture through modifying cropping patterns and introducing drought-resistant varieties of crops
    • Watershed management
    • Water rationing
  • Management of rangeland with improvement of grazing patterns, introduction of feed and protection of shrubs and trees
    • Cattle management
    • Proper selection of crop for drought-affected areas
    • Development of water resource system with improved irrigation, development of improved storage facilities, protection of surface water from evaporation and introduction of drop irrigation system
    • Levelling, soil-conservation techniques
    • Reducing deforestation and fire-wood cutting in the affected areas
  • Alternative land-use models for water sustainability
    • Checking of migration and providing alternate employment
  • Animal husbandry activities can help in mitigation with use of improved and scientific methods
    • Education and training to the people
    • Participatory community programmes
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