THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DROUGHT AND THE MARGINALISATION OF THE POORJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH -GRANTHAALAYAH (Vol.10, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2022-10-01
Authors : C. Srinivasa Rao;
Page : 121-129
Keywords : Political Economy; Impact Of Drought; Socio-Economic Consequences;
The general theme of this paper is that drought, though an agro-climatic phenomenon, has phenomenon has far reaching socio-economic consequences. The adverse impact of drought on the poorer sections is devastating, while the richer classes may actually benefit from it. There actually may emerge a emerge, a new middle class consisting of the middle peasantry, rich families and traders in the countryside and a section engaged in urban based trading, industrial and services sector.
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