Drought is a significant natural disaster which leads to food, fodder and water shortages along with destruction of vital ecological system. Drought is acknowledged as a phenomenon associated with scarcity of water due to reduction in the amount of precipitation over an extended period of time, usually a season, a year or more in length. Droughts are frequently occurring in Upper Krishna basin in Maharashtra where about 80 percent of agriculture land is rain fed.

Rainfall Variability is one of the key factors that affect agricultural production in any region. Hence the proper understanding of rainfall pattern and its trends may help water resources development and to take decisions for the developmental activities of that place. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the spatial and temporal rainfall variability of Anand district of Gujarat State in Western India.

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