The case study presented here analyzes the costs and benefits of alternative strategies for mitigating the impact of drought on rural livelihoods in Uttar Pradesh, India. The case study explores both insurance mechanisms for spreading drought risk and, as an alternative, the development of groundwater irrigation for eliminating such risk.

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Mechler, Reinhard
Kull, Daniel
Singh, Praveen
Chopde, Shashikant
Wajih, Shiraz A.
The Risk to Resilience Study Team

Mechler, R., Hochrainer, S., Kull, D., Chopde, S., Singh, P., S. Wajih and The Risk to Resilience Study Team, (2008): Uttar Pradesh Drought Cost-Benefit Analysis, From Risk to Resilience Working Paper No. 5., eds. Moench, M., Caspari, E. & A. Pokhrel ISET, ISET-Nepal and ProVention, Kathmandu, Nepal, 32 pp.

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