Drought 2015-16 has affected more than 330 million people in more than 2.5 lakh villages of 266 districts from 11 states. It has had a devastating impact on people’s lives as it affected water availability, agriculture, livelihoods, food production and food security, natural resources and also put a huge burden on exchequer.

Flooding has caused unprecedented devastation in the eastern state of Bihar in India with thousands missing and thousands of villages destroyed.