India sends out 250 civil servants to try to tackle water shortages

Residents fill their empty containers with water from a municipal tap in Chennai, India, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is sending more than 250 civil servants to some of the driest areas of the vast country as part of efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tackle water shortages. India’s monsoon, which accounts for nearly 70% of the country’s annual rainfall, turned patchy in the first month of […]

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