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India Hoping for Plentiful Monsoon

At a time when large parts of India are reeling under severe drinking water shortages and a farming crisis triggered by two straight years of drought, forecasts of plentiful monsoon rains this year have raised hopes that distress in rural areas will ease. The announcement from the Indian Meteorological Department that rains will be 106 per cent above average came as authorities dispatched a train carrying half a million liters of water to one of the country’s most parched districts, Latur...

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