National Drought Monitoring Center   
National Drought Monitoring Center


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Objectives and Methodology

National Drought Monitoring Centre is serving the nation keeping in view the following major objectives.

  • Serve as a hub for the collection, consolidation and analysis of drought related data from all possible sources in the country.

  • Prepare and issue monthly drought bulletins & moisture stresses in different regions of country based on various indices.

  • Advising government agencies on drought related matters including drought declaration.

  • Conduct research in drought related issues and develop statistical models for improved drought prediction.

 

Methodology

Drought advisories are prepared using:

· SPI calculated from point rainfall data

· Water availability in reservoirs

· Soil Moisture data

· Field reports

Drought Monitor

Drought monitors are prepared using:

· SPI calculated from point rainfall data

· NDVI from remote sensing

· Water availability in reservoirs

· Soil Moisture data

· Field reports.

· Sub-surface water situation

 

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