India’s desert lands are expanding. Recent satellite maps show, between 2003 and 2006, an alarming 32 per cent of India’s lands to be degraded and nearly 25 per cent to be desertified.
Of course Rajasthan is the worst hit. The Thar Desert has become bigger, extending from an area of 196,000 square kilometer in 1996 to 208,000 square kilometers at present. Continue reading