The rural economy more so the agricultural economy is vulnerable to a no of stressors prime among being the climatic changes leading to high temperature, sporadic rainfall , dry weather conditions among others. There are some crops who withstand the vagaries but some are not, the paper explores through the sustainability and resilience test the strength of lands and crops to with stand climatic shocks. An understanding of the vulnerability faced by rural economy becomes important not only to understand the effects of climatic changes but also effect and to provide remedial measures which needs in form of policy recommendations. An empirical study comprising an extensive primary data collection of two villages were done. The sustainability and resilience of Rampur is extremely low compared to Bableshwar.
Dr A.M.Sheela (2018); Climatic shock and coping mechanisms of a Rural economy- Case of two villages in semi arid region of Karnataka; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.7.2018.p7932