Two successive monsoon failures led to Bihar Famine, which affected 60 million people; hundreds died of was strong.
Two consecutive monsoon failures triggered one of India's worst droughts, affecting 300 million people. in 1987.
After 2014, this year may again experience deficit monsoon. States that will be worst hit are the ones recovering from consecutive crop damages due to untimely winter rains, hailstorms. They account for 60 per cent of foodgrain production.
A woman in Kacchipurva village in Banda district
in Bundelkhand sieves wheat grain from dust. The region is among the worst