Monsoon rains in parts of north, east India as regions in south face drought

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New Delhi, Jul 11 (PTI) Many areas in northern and eastern India were lashed by monsoon rains on Thursday, even though some regions in southern and western parts of the country continued to face a drought-like situation in absence of adequate rainfall.

Light to moderate rainfall hit parts of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and northeastern states like Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

But, despite the monsoon onset over Maharashtra, 151 tehsils spread across two dozen districts have been affected by drought. On Wednesday, a delegation of Hindi-speaking citizens from Mumbai handed over a cheque of Rs 2.51 lakh to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to support the state government's efforts towards drought mitigation.

Parts of Andhra Pradesh, too, face drought-like situation...