Records of the Drought /Famines of GUJARAT since last 616 years !(Earliest since 1396).

1396 AD 1482 1559 1577 1631-32 1647 1681-97 1708 -1800 1757-58 1774-75 1782- 83 1784 1791-92 1801-03 1812-13 1815 1824-25 1845-46 1800-1947 1897-98 1899-1900 1911, 21, 26 1935, 1938 1939-40 1940-41 1946-47 1947-1960 1947-48 1948-49 1951-53 1957-58 1960Latest 1960, 65, 68 1971, 73, 74 1885, 87,88 Most Parts of Gujarat And 1979-80 Most Parts of Gujarat Parts of the Gujarat Parts Of Gujarat Kheda, SabarKantha Parts of the Gujarat KUTCH & Gujarat POST INDEPENDENCE Saurashtra Gujarat Famine KUTCH & Gujarat Gujarat Saurashtra Gujarat Gujarat, Saurashtra KUTCH & Gujarat KUTCH&Panchmahal POST INDEPENDENCE (PACHHOTARO) Due to LATE RAINS CHANANO=VS1996 CHANANO=VS1996-56=AD1940 CHAPANO lasted 1901-02 CHAPANO=VS1956-56=AD1900 KUTCH KUTCH KUTCH KUTCH Whole of the Gujarat KUTCH & SURAT KUTCH Whole of the Gujarat 1833-34, 24-35, 39-40 1856, 1861, 1864, 1876 KUTCH Saurashtra Many Parts of the Gujarat During the British Periods West India &Gujarat Surat Saurashtra KUTCH Whole of the Gujarat Saurashtra Throughout Gujarat Reoccurring droughts During the Mogul Periods Famines of Kutch Famines of Kutch Famines of Kutch Famines of Kutch SADTALO means VS 1847 TILOTRA=3 famines AGNOTRO VS 1869 Many famines during the periods Many famines during the periods Many famines during the periods Many famines during the periods SADTALO=VS 1847-56= AD 1791 3 FAMINES in KUTCH - TILOTRO AGNOTRO VS 1869-56= AD 1813 Severe famine in the Gujarat Satyasyo lasted till 1640AD Satyasyo = VS1687 -56 = 1631 AD Jagadusha During Moguls South of Narmada depopulated

LAST year 2010 is the record rain year in last 50 to 100 years BUT Some one published that there would not be a drought in Kutch for at least one century AND ALL THAT published in news papers without any scientific evidence and without any support of knowledge. There has been records of two cycles of weather in KUTCH. though a mini cycle of 3 years of good and bad rain is known as short term periods as we are aware of in our regular life time. But a major cycle of droughts and very Good Rain cycle are different e.g. 40 years of cycles of major droughts (e.g. 1, CHHAPANO Vikram Sanvant 1956= 1900AD and 2nd 1940 KUTCH FAMINE CHHANAVO Vikram Sanvant 1996= 1940AD) affecting most parts of western Monsoon system and also has Good Monsoon of 30 years cycle. both of those weather cycles falls in 120 years world weather cycle studied scientifically with rings in tree trunks. as good rain makes a ring wider expanding growth and narrows in famines. (30x4 cycle=120 years=3x40 cycle) CHHAPANO 1956 VS= 1900/01 famine has been recorded in major parts of the world tree records. and if cycle is repeating after 120 years Major world dropout is possible in next few years after next decade! Year 1901 Population dropped to 4 88 000 (12%) due to FAMINE of CHHAPANO (Vikram sanvant 1956= 1900AD) 1940 KUTCH FAMINE ( CHHANAVO ) (Vikram sanvant 1996= 1940AD) IN THE YEAR 1941 Population dropped TO 4 98 000 WW2 and fight of Independence 1959 Population there after increased and VERY VERY GOOD RAIN recorded to 60" in KUTCH 1979 Flooding in KUTCH and BANNI plains of Kutch, which was overshadowed by Destruction of MACHU DAM of MORVI in Saurashtra. MALE/FEMALE ratio in KUTCH before 1971: Before India Pakistan war of 1971 population in Kutch has more FEMALE than MAN YEAR 1951 CENSUS *1079F/1000M (POPULATION 294629 F/272977 M) YEAR 1961 CENSUS *1041F/1000M (POPULATION 355216 F/341224 M) MALE/FEMALE ratio in KUTCH during 71/81: After India Pakistan war of 1971 population in Kutch equals FEMALE /MAN. YEAR 1971 CENSUS *1012F/1000M (POPULATION 427512F/422257M) MALE/FEMALE ratio in KUTCH after 1981: After1981 population in Kutch has first time decreased to LESS FEMALE than MAN YEAR 1981 CENSUS *999F/1000M (POPULATION 524737 F/525431 M) YEAR 1991 CENSUS *973 F/1000M (POPULATION 619684 F/642823 M) After1991 since population in Kutch has further decreased to LESS and LESS FEMALE than MAN Medical and Government services failed in flooded BANNI region as area was seperated from the rest of area. BUT with the Help of merchant relief committee we organised along with help of MUKESH ZAVERI and Shri late TULSI GAJARA, By daily touring to provide a medical services in flooded BANNI plains of KUTCH and rest of areas affected by flood in KUTCH.

1980 -1981 Population increased in Kutch, VERY GOOD RAIN recorded in KUTCH as below
Andasa Anjar Bhachau Bhuj Lakhapat Mandvi Mundra Nakhatrana Rapar District Ave. 1980 1981 550 660 541 612 401 648 509 601 330 321 614 543 838 736 460 351 263 441 * 501 * 547

average good rain is recorded in KUTCHas below
RAIN FALL Table of KUTCH : Taluka wise rainfall data (mm) of Kutch district of Gujarat Years Talukas Andasa Anjar Bhachau Bhuj Lakhapat Mandvi Mundra Nakhatrana Rapar 1980 1981 1982 550 660 308 541 612 150 401 648 179 509 601 184 330 321 120 614 543 162 838 736 266 460 351 267 Gandhidham District Ave. 263 441 207 * 501 * 547 * 205

1986

222

169

115

106

164

193

332

150

94

* 172

1987 0?
1988 951

0?
458

1?
485

2?
657

0?
676

2?
739

9?
672

0?
492

* 3? Kutch Drought CYCLE
278 * 600

1991
1992

37
720

118
456

203
366

82
508

18
937

64
762

148
842

40
886

135
390

* 94
* 652

1993 1994
1995

70 633
368

174 988
210

121

72 1055

149 800
308

30 1262
178

46

71 1040 1195
198

268 1070
218

* 111 714 * 973
* 235

245

168

225

1996 1999 2002

149 187 125

189 86 136

282 273 164

87 123 78

29 65 58

135 84 168

135 120 103

80 100 100

382 189 231 103 195

* 163 *133 *136

KUTCH MEAN Annual Rainfall

Mean

342

315

334

292

297

319

429

332

314

226

*332