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THE DICTUM ON DESERTIFICATION
In India, this monsoon, rain has been a curse, not the boon it always is. It has come down in torrents—regions have received 1,000-3,000 per cent excess rain; that is over the average of a day. It has meant that rain submerged vast lands; destroyed homes and livelihoods. But what is worse is that flood becomes a drought within no time.