Kerala experienced a severe drought during the period from August 2012 to May 2013. This forced Kerala to meticulously plan for drought risk reduction. Detailed drought risk reduction measures were formulated and circulated to districts and necessary funds were also released for the purpose. Even since then circulars are issued in the month of February of March for District Authorities to follow for drought risk reduction. The Government Circular No. 16789/K3/2016/DMD dated 04-03-2016 for drought risk reduction in the State clearly highlights various replicable methods for drought risk reduction. The KSDMA, as a principle, does not prefer large structural interventions for drought risk reduction. Four successful schemes supported by KSDMA are highlighted for replication state wide, they being: