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Andhra Pradesh's groundwater reserves shrink after long dry spell

Pre-monsoon rain has been scanty. Instead of the normal seasonal rain of 89.1 mm across the state, Andhra Pradesh has recorded only 51.7 mm - which is a deficit of 42%

Drought, Farmers, Farm loan waivers
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B Dasarath Reddy Hyderabad
Candidates of various political parties in Andhra Pradesh did a slew of things apart from their usual campaigning to woo voters during this parliamentary election.
 
Supply of drinking water in colonies and villages through special tankers was one of them.
 
Drinking water has emerged as the single biggest problem across many parts of the state.
 
The problem is not just in Rayalaseema but even in Krishna and Godavari delta regions.
 
Pre-monsoon rain has been scanty. Instead of the normal seasonal rain of 89.1 mm across the state, Andhra Pradesh has recorded only 51.7 mm – which

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 10:21 PM IST

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