This study evaluates the effectiveness of Sahbhagi Dhan as a drought-tolerant rice variety in India. The study used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate Sahbhagi Dhan by providing Sahbhagi Dhan seeds to randomly selected farmers in treatment villages in either 2012 or 2013.

The 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Rio de Janeiro) commits signatories to prevent ‘dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system’, leaving unspecified the level of global warming that is to be considered dangerous. But keeping the average rise in global temperature below 2°C has become the focus of international efforts crystallized first in the Copenhagen climate change conference (2009) and reaffirmed in Cancun (2010).

There is as yet no agreement on the status of people displaced by climate change and the term

The impact of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of people in India is now widely recognised. Yet, there is neither a consensus on the definition of vulnerability to climate change nor a full, regionally-nuanced mapping of the variable impact of such a change.