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India says 330 million people suffering from drought

refugee camp
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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