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Livelihood Pattern and Coping Mechanisms during Drought: A Study of Two Villages in Odisha

Publisher: Centre for Economic and Social Studies

The present study makes an attempt to understand the impact of drought on the social and economic conditions of the people. The impact of the drought can be seen at two levels: impact on the food security pattern and on the economic condition. The study also attempts to understand the different coping mechanism adopted by households when they face a drought like conditions. The work is based on intensive field work based on two villages in a region in Odisha which is identified as drought prone i.e., KBK districts. The impact of drought leads to the reduction in food security of the households. The study shows that the economic loss of drought leads to disinvestment and adversely affects the asset creation of the farm households.

Author(s): Itishree Pattnaik | Views(459)

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