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42% of India's land area under drought, 500 mn people severely affected

42% India's land area under drought, worsening farm distress in election year

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India  |  Hyderabad  |  Comptroller And Auditor General

Angarika Gogoi Bhasker Tripathi | IndiaSpend 



Drought

About 42% of India’s land area is facing drought, with 6% exceptionally dry--four times the spatial extent of last year, according to data for the week ending March 26, 2019, from the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS), a real-time monitoring platform.

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First Published: Wed, April 03 2019. 07:12 IST

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