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Rural Distress: Back-to-back drought adds to the woes

The well-irrigated states of Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, western Uttar Pradesh and coastal states such as Odisha are, for the first time, feeling the effects of a poor monsoon

Rurak Distress: Back-to-back drought adds to the woes

Farmers are faced with a multitude of problems. Cotton and basmati rice growers in Punjab and sugarcane farmers in west UP are under stress due to the non-payment of insurance and state compensation. Growers in Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra are also hit by consecutive monsoon failures. In the last of a two-part series, Business Standard looks at how irrigated states are also feeling the pinch This year's story of a failed monsoon has moved beyond Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, which have been perennially ...