Drought threatens livelihood of India farmers

Southern Kerala state awaiting monsoon as lack of adequate rainfall over past two decades destroying crops.

    India's southern state of Kerala is eagerly awaiting monsoon rains which are due in the next few weeks.

    Kerala has a reputation for being a major rice and pepper producer, but the lack of adequate rainfall over the past twenty years is destroying crops and threatening the livelihoods of local farmers.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Kerala, India.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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