Desertification, land degradation, drought cost India 2.54% of its GDP: Study

April 27, 2018
The Economic Times

Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) cost India about 2.54 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014-15, a new study commissioned by the environment ministry has found. Union environment minister Mr Harsh Vardhan had released the study of Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (EDLDD) conducted by TERI and commissioned by the ministry during the inaugural session of the four-day Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. 

Land degradation
Food security