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    Five state governments declared drought affected areas

    As many as five state governments have declared drought-hit districts and talukas. Maharashtra has said that 31 districts have been affected by low rain, while Bihar has claimed that 23 districts have received inadequate rainfall.
    A team from the centre is expected to visit Maharashtra to understand the gravity of the drought.
    Gujarat has declared nearly 51 talukas as drought prone, while Andhra Pradesh said nearly 46 percent of the state mandals are affected due to deficient rainfall.
    Karnataka is also one of the worst-hit states where it is witnessing back to back drought for the last 15 years.
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