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Top court orders disaster fund for drought-hit India

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SEVERE DROUGHT. An Indian woman collects water from an almost dried up well at Chintamanivadi village, India, April 20, 2016. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

An Indian Supreme Court justice lashes out at the government over its lack of preparedness

NEW DELHI, India (May 12, 2016) — India’s top court criticized the government Wednesday, May 11, for failing to set up a disaster fund to help drought-hit farmers and villagers suffering crop losses and severe water shortages. Continue reading Top court orders disaster fund for drought-hit India

India says 330 million people suffering from drought

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SUFFERING. Farmers from the drought-hit districts of Maharashtra live at a refugee camp in Mumbai, India, April 13, 2016. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

More are dying from heatstroke, and families from remote villages walk long distances as they try to find water

NEW DELHI, India (Apr. 22, 2016)— 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.

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