DROUGHT is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm the local economy.
Regional Drought Monitoring Centre (RDMC), Karachi is working under Regional Met Centre, Karachi since Aug 08, 2006 with 159 drought stations. Drought section is responsible for collecting rain data from the entire drought stations under its control and from the agricultural dept and passed over to the central drought monitoring centre to generate drought analysis and reports.
DROUGHT FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES