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Armed Guards Protect Last Water in Drought-Parched Indian City

By Shuriah Niazi TIKAMGARH, India, May 9 – Authorities in this drought-parched city in central India have deployed round-the-clock armed guards at a river-fed community reservoir to prevent farmers from siphoning the remaining water for irrigation. With rainfall in Tikamgarh district this year 52 percent below average – the second dry year for the area

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India Unveils Budget to Help Rural Poor, Rein in Deficit

By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, Feb 29 – India unveiled a budget for the poor on Monday, announcing new rural aid schemes and skimping on a bank bailout, in a strategy shift that seeks to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in coming state elections. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s spending

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Weather-Weary Indian Farmers Resort to New Cash Crop: Blood

By Shuriah Niazi JHANSI, India, Feb 17 – Karna, a farmer from Badgaon village in northern India, has few options but to sell his blood for money, after persistent drought left him unable to live off his land. The farmer, now 60, began commuting an hour and a half from his village to Jhansi town

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