Communities in the region, which are heavily reliant on livestock and working animals for their livelihoods, have seen their crops destroyed after average rainfall dropped by up to 50%.
While the government has supplied fodder and water to 400 cattle camps across the state - helping to sustain animals through to the monsoon season in June - experts are still concerned these supplies won’t be sufficient, as the harsh summer approaches.
WSPA’s intervention, which will take 2 months to complete, will provide supplementary resources to help meet the needs of over 9,000 dairy cows in the worst affected areas. Greenhouse shade nets will help to protect the animals from the harsh sunlight and a large supply of mineral mixture will give the animals the essential nutrients they need to survive.
The team will also carry out an in-depth study to evaluate how local communities cope with disasters in order to recommend ways to become be better prepared for future droughts.
The team will deploy on Thursday so keep checking back for more updates. In the meantime, check out the BBC’s picture slideshow to get a clearer picture of the situation.