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India says 330 million people suffering from drought

An Indian shepherd walks along a dried up lake

By: Eastern Eye Staff

About 330 million people are suffering from drought in India, the government has said, as the country reels from severe water shortages and desperately poor farmers suffer crop losses. One of the government’s most senior lawyers PS Narasimha told the Supreme Court that a quarter of the country’s population, spread across 10 states, have been hit by drought after two consecutive years of weak monsoons. Narasimha said the government had released funds to affected regions where a crippling shortage of rainfall has forced the rationing of drinking water to some communities. As summer hits India, reports of families and farmers…

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