Farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu sit on the ground with rope nooses tied around their necks during a protest demanding farm loan waivers in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Around 42% India’s Land Area Under Drought, Worsening Farm Distress In Election Year

About 42 percent of India’s land area is facing drought, with 6 percent exceptionally dry--four times the spatial extent of drought last year, according to data for the week ending March 26, 2019, ...