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Drought fear stalks West Bengal as water crisis hits four dists By | Last Updated: 13th May, 2016, 00:00

KOLKATA : A drought-like condition is prevailing in at least four districts of West Bengal affecting 28 lakh people, said minister Subrata Mukherjee on Wednesday, stopping short of calling it an outright…

Drought fear stalks West Bengal as water crisis hits four dists

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