Drought and Famine

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Drought and Famine

When there is low rainfall the soil continues to lose water by evaporation and transpiration. Since it is not being brought back by rain,the soil becomes dry. The level of water in ponds and wells of the region goes down and some of them may even dry up. The ground water may also become scarce. This may lead to drought.In drought conditions, it is difficult to get food and fodder.