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Heat Wave And Drought Hit India

In this photograph taken on April 27, 2016, an Indian villager carries pots of water after filling them from from a well in the village of Dargai Khurd in Mohanganj area on the outskirts of Tikamgarh district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Tikamgarh is part of central India's parched Bundelkhand region -- consisting of 13 districts, half of which lie in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state- which is reeling from years of below-par monsoon rains. (Money/Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)
In this photograph taken on April 27, 2016, an Indian villager carries pots of water after filling them from from a well in the village of Dargai Khurd in Mohanganj area on the outskirts of Tikamgarh district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Tikamgarh is part of central India's parched Bundelkhand region -- consisting of 13 districts, half of which lie in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state- which is reeling from years of below-par monsoon rains. (Money/Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hundreds of people have died and millions don’t have enough water as India bakes under a heat wave. There’s also persistent drought that’s causing crop failures. The Indian government is setting up relief camps and trucking in water to some areas to help, but it’s been a challenge to keep up with demand. Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti checks in with Rahul Tandon, BBC correspondent in India.

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