Dry spell ahead?

Down to Earth - - ON THE WEB -

For the sec­ond year in a row, nor­mal mon­soon has given In­dia a miss. While 40 per cent of the coun­try's dis­tricts are fac­ing a rain deficit, many ma­jor reser­voirs have wa­ter lev­els be­low nor­mal. More­over, con­tin­u­ous er­ratic weather, com­bined with strength­en­ing El Ni o, is making states more vul­ner­a­ble to drought

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