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

    Drought Assessment





  • Drought related Indices data download portal MNCFC,DAC&FW Click to view Data.