Today in Pics: India heading for worst drought in four decades

India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year's monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little - and too late - for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades. Labourers walk through a parched land of a dried lake on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura. (Reuters)
India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year's monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little - and too late - for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades.

Labourers walk through a parched land of a dried lake on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura. (Reuters)
Villagers wait with their containers for the government water tanker to arrive at Padan village in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Villagers wait with their containers for the government water tanker to arrive at Padan village in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Camels rest on a dried agricultural field in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Camels rest on a dried agricultural field in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Village children fetch water from a government bored well tank in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Village children fetch water from a government bored well tank in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Village girls carry metal pitchers filled with water supplied by the government in Gujarat. India's worst economic slowdown in a decade has bottomed out and growth is expected to pick up to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, chairman of the PM's Economic Advisory Council C. Rangarajan said. (Reuters)
Village girls carry metal pitchers filled with water supplied by the government in Gujarat. India's worst economic slowdown in a decade has bottomed out and growth is expected to pick up to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, chairman of the PM's Economic Advisory Council C. Rangarajan said. (Reuters)
Women labourers throw dust on a road tarmac under construction at Bharadva village in Gujarat. (Reuters)
Women labourers throw dust on a road tarmac under construction at Bharadva village in Gujarat. (Reuters)

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