India: Extreme Weather Sows Uncertainty in Farmers’ Lives

Inter Press Service: When dark clouds waft above, hearts pound in fear and nightmarish thoughts strike the minds of the inhabitants of this desert town, which lies more than 3,048 metres above sea level in the northern Indian province of Ladakh. Located more than 1,000 kilometres from New Delhi, Ladakh is part of the western Himalaya where extreme weather conditions are common – the cold and dry kind, that is. Usually, precipitation in Ladakh, which sits on the western part of the Tibetan plateau, ......

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