Thursday, August 13, 2009
The farmers identify this drought similar to the one happened in 1972 also called "Nukala Karuvu" because they remember that Government has supplied them broken rice as relief measure. They also remember the supply of cloth very cheap. Some of the people have sold their gold to cope with the drought, mainly for buying food for survival. The people also purchased the fodder travelling long distances on bullock Carts. The crops (jowar and maize) have dried up in majority of the fields around chevella.