Deficient pre-monsoon rains put almost half of India on drought alert

Nearly two-thirds of the country's area has recorded either deficient or highly deficient rains

Nitin Sethi Business Standard New Delhi

As the new government gets sworn in on Thursday, one of its priorities would be to help states, particularly those in the south, to tackle deep drought. More than 40 per cent of the area of the countr

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 2:16 AM IST

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