Distress Migration

The Link Between Climate Change, Drought and Migration in Chhattisgarh Explained

Author : Janakaraj Muralia, Tamer Afifib | 2015
Published By: India Water Portal

Climate change has resulted in drastic seasonal fluctuations leading to erratic rainfalls and prolonged droughts in India. This has been posing an increasing threat to the agriculture and food security of the country, with increasing stress on rural livelihoods and resources such as land, soil, water and forests. To cope with this stress, farmers and land labourers in rural areas of India have started migrating seasonally, either temporarily or permananetly, to urban areas in search of livelihoods.The article titled 'Rainfall variability, food security and human mobility in the Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh state, India' published in the journal Climate and Development, presents the findings of a study that looks at the impact of rainfall and climate change on agriculture, livelihoods and migration among farmers from four villages of Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh.

URL : http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/link-between-climate-change-drought-and-migration-chhattisgarh-explained

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