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India drought: Delayed monsoon cripples villages

Nearly three-quarters of the state of Maharashtra is suffering from drought and crop failure.

Large parts of India are suffering their worst drought in decades, affecting its farming sector.

The failure of crops is forcing many to leave their villages and move to the cities, only to find life is not any better there.

Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from one of India’s hardest hit regions – the western state of Maharashtra.