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Consequences of Mid-1980s Drought-Longitudinal Evidence from Mahbubnagar

Longitudinal Evidence from Mahbubnagar P D Bidinger T S Walker B Sarkar A Ram Murthy P Babu This paper reports on the economic, health, and nutritional consequences of drought in Dokur, a village representative of the tetter irrigated villages in the red-soil, south Telengana region where tank and well irrigation is common. Although the mid-1980s drought was the harshest in living memory, foodgrain price stability and the widespread availability of consumption credit permitted villagers to maintain their consumption pattern of normal years.

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