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Government ordered to setup disaster fund for drought-hit India

An Indian farmer stands at his dried up cotton field

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India’s top court criticised the government on Wednesday for failing to set up a disaster fund to help drought-hit farmers and villagers suffering crop losses and severe water shortages. India is in the grip of its worst water crisis in years, with the government saying about 330 million people, or a quarter of the population, are suffering from drought after two weak monsoons. Acting on a petition, the Supreme Court issued a slew of orders to the government including creating a national plan to tackle the crisis, a mitigation fund and standard procedures for declaring areas drought-hit. Justice Madan B.…

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