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A woman (R) and a girl fetch drinking water from a well on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 25, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)

A woman (R) and a girl fetch drinking water from a well on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 25, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



Children play between water pipelines in Mumbai, India, April 25, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

Children play between water pipelines in Mumbai, India, April 25, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A municipal worker rests under a water pipeline on a hot summer day in Mumbai, India, April 25, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

A municipal worker rests under a water pipeline on a hot summer day in Mumbai, India, April 25, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Jeeja (L), 14, poses with her widowed mother outside their home in Charwara village in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, April 17, 2016. (Photo by Rina Chandran/Reuters)

Jeeja (L), 14, poses with her widowed mother outside their home in Charwara village in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, April 17, 2016. (Photo by Rina Chandran/Reuters)



A sample of sugar crystals are seen on the desk of a trader at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A sample of sugar crystals are seen on the desk of a trader at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Labourers load sacks of sugar onto a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Labourers load sacks of sugar onto a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Labourers push a handcart loaded with sacks of sugar at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Labourers push a handcart loaded with sacks of sugar at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A vendor cuts sugarcane at a roadside sugarcane market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A vendor cuts sugarcane at a roadside sugarcane market in Kolkata, India, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Boys bathe at concrete water pens to cool off under a flyover in a slum area on a hot summer day in Kolkata, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Boys bathe at concrete water pens to cool off under a flyover in a slum area on a hot summer day in Kolkata, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Children play in a stream along the river Yamuna on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

Children play in a stream along the river Yamuna on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A girl carries a jerrycan filled with drinking water in a slum area on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

A girl carries a jerrycan filled with drinking water in a slum area on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Tibetan monks walk in an alley at Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan refugee camp in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

Tibetan monks walk in an alley at Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan refugee camp in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A Tibetan artisan makes traditional wall decorations inside his workshop at Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan refugee camp in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

A Tibetan artisan makes traditional wall decorations inside his workshop at Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan refugee camp in New Delhi, India, April 27, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Anita, 14, poses as she sits outside her grandmother's house in Mandwa village in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Rina Chandran/Reuters)

Anita, 14, poses as she sits outside her grandmother's house in Mandwa village in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Rina Chandran/Reuters)



A boy floats in a pond to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 28, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A boy floats in a pond to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 28, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A boy combs his hair in front of a mural after taking a holy dip in the Shipra river during Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)

A boy combs his hair in front of a mural after taking a holy dip in the Shipra river during Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A woman cradles her baby after her house was demolished by local authorities at a slum area in Chandigarh, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)

A woman cradles her baby after her house was demolished by local authorities at a slum area in Chandigarh, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)



A man pushes a cart past a mural in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

A man pushes a cart past a mural in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A man eats cotton candy on a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

A man eats cotton candy on a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



People play on a beach along the Arabian Sea on a hot summer day in Mumbai, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

People play on a beach along the Arabian Sea on a hot summer day in Mumbai, India, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A man carries his relative as they leave after casting their votes at a polling station during the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly elections in the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 30, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A man carries his relative as they leave after casting their votes at a polling station during the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly elections in the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 30, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A Hindu priest holds a traditional lamp as he performs evening prayers called “Aarti” on the banks of river Shipra during Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India May 1, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)

A Hindu priest holds a traditional lamp as he performs evening prayers called “Aarti” on the banks of river Shipra during Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India May 1, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, an Indian woman crashes stones in a stone quarry on the outskirts of in Gauhati, India. Countries around the world annually recognize April 22 as Earth Day with hopes in urging local action and increasing awareness about the state of the world's environment. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)

In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, an Indian woman crashes stones in a stone quarry on the outskirts of in Gauhati, India. Countries around the world annually recognize April 22 as Earth Day with hopes in urging local action and increasing awareness about the state of the world's environment. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)



An Indian woman carries containers filled with drinking water at a makeshift camp in Mumbai on April 28, 2016. Some 300 families who have migrated from the drought affected Marathwada region in the hinterlands of the western Indian state of Maharashtra are camped at a municipal ground in the city. They come to Mumbai annually to look for menial jobs as with the onset of summer daily wage work as farmhands stops in the villages due to water scarcity. This year the migration the the country's financial capital has been overwhelming due to the severity of drought conditions affecting the country. (Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP Photo)

An Indian woman carries containers filled with drinking water at a makeshift camp in Mumbai on April 28, 2016. Some 300 families who have migrated from the drought affected Marathwada region in the hinterlands of the western Indian state of Maharashtra are camped at a municipal ground in the city. They come to Mumbai annually to look for menial jobs as with the onset of summer daily wage work as farmhands stops in the villages due to water scarcity. This year the migration the the country's financial capital has been overwhelming due to the severity of drought conditions affecting the country. (Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP Photo)



An Indian village man sprinkles water from a broken pipe onto his face in a village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

An Indian village man sprinkles water from a broken pipe onto his face in a village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian women cover themselves with a cloth to protect from direct Sun in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said Friday they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)

Indian women cover themselves with a cloth to protect from direct Sun in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said Friday they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)



An Indian girl carries drinking water in a plastic container on her head as she walk back to her village after collecting it from an almost dried up well in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

An Indian girl carries drinking water in a plastic container on her head as she walk back to her village after collecting it from an almost dried up well in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



An Indian village woman carries drinking water in a plastic container on her head as she returns to her village after collecting it from an almost dried up well in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

An Indian village woman carries drinking water in a plastic container on her head as she returns to her village after collecting it from an almost dried up well in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian village women collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

Indian village women collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian village women carry plastic containers on their head to collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

Indian village women carry plastic containers on their head to collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



Indian village women carry plastic containers on their head to collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

Indian village women carry plastic containers on their head to collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)



In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, an elderly Indian woman cooks using firewood at her home at Gobhali village on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, an elderly Indian woman cooks using firewood at her home at Gobhali village on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)



An Indian family use scarfs and cloths to protect themselves from heat wave as they travels on a scooter in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)

An Indian family use scarfs and cloths to protect themselves from heat wave as they travels on a scooter in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)



Indian youths play cricket at the Banganaga water tank in Mumbai, India, 27 April 2016. According to reports, 21 districts in Maharashtra are drought-affected. The drought, which has been ongoing for the past five months, prompted 11 states to declare a drought in 2015 and has now choked the growth of kharif (monsoon) crops, including sesame, millet and rice, for the second monsoon season in a row. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)

Indian youths play cricket at the Banganaga water tank in Mumbai, India, 27 April 2016. According to reports, 21 districts in Maharashtra are drought-affected. The drought, which has been ongoing for the past five months, prompted 11 states to declare a drought in 2015 and has now choked the growth of kharif (monsoon) crops, including sesame, millet and rice, for the second monsoon season in a row. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)
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