Mapped: How parched is India?

India’s western and southern states are facing an exceptionally dry summer due to deficient rains.

Pre-monsoon rainfall in the country, which occurs between March and May, has been the lowest in a decade, according to the India meteorological department (IMD).

The most parched are the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, followed by the southern peninsula and parts of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

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