ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Adaptations of Peasants in a Stress-Environment

Environment N Purendra Prasad P Venkata Rao Recurrent drought situations bring about substantial socio-cultural changes in the village set-up. This article studies the coping mechanisms of a village community in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in scarcity conditions. Erosion of traditional occupational relationships, sale of land and livestock, seasonal and permanent migration are some of the graded responses to increase in severity of the drought.

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