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Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, New Delhi
An Attached Office under Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

NADAMS (National Agricultural Drought Assessment and Monitoring System)

  • NADAMS project, developed by National Remote Sensing Centre, provides near real-time information on prevalence, severity level and persistence of agricultural drought at state/ district/sub-district level.

  • Currently, it covers 17 states of India, which are predominantly agriculture based and prone to drought situation (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal).

  • Since 2017, the drought assessment is done using the methodology prescribed in “New manual for Drought Management 2016”.

  • MNCFC carries out the assessment using rainfall, Remote Sensing Vegetation Index and Moisture adequacy Index during the Kharif season.

  • Following statistics are generated regularly (fortnightly/monthly) under NADAMS project

Indices Data Used Level States
NDVI/ NDWI MODIS/ AWIFS District Wise 23 states
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal
NDVI/ NDWI MODIS/ AWIFS Block Level 14 states
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh
MAI Using soil moisture model District wise 17 states
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Dry Spell IMD Rainfall Data District wise Above 23 States
SPI NOAA CPC Rainfall District wise Above 23 States