As per the analysis of historical data, whenever Monsoon is between 90%-100%, around 61% district of Gujarat has more than 60% possibility of being in drought.
This means Ahmedabad, Anand, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Botad, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Kachchh, Kheda, Mahesana, Marvi, Narmada, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat, Surendranagar, Tapi and Vadodara have more than 60% chances of being in drought.
Gujarat is one of the largest producer of Cotton, Groundnut, Castor and Sesame. Gujarat is characterized by variations in the topography and wide variations in annual rainfall. Gujarat has only 2% of the country’s water resources. The total water availability in the state is 50 BCM, of which surface accounts for 38 BCM and ground water accounts for the balance 12 BCM. Out of 38 BCM of surface water, more than 80% is being used for irrigation purposes.