Droughts have become a regular threat to the lives and livelihoods of people across Gujarat. When an intense drought hit the district of Jamnagar, Gujarat in 1992, The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha focused its relief efforts on supplying much needed food and water after all of the crops had perished. The seeds for the next cycle of crops had been lost, so BAPS distributed thousands of kilograms of grain in the area. During similar famines and droughts in 1985, 1986, and 1987, BAPS established cattle camps all across Gujarat to house thousands of cattle that farmers could no longer afford to care for. Pramukh Swami Maharaj personally visited these cattle camps to oversee their operation.

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