Kerala is facing a new drought after a massive heatwave, officials say
KERALA, India (AP) Kerala’s drought-stricken government says a new heatwave has left some villages in the state with no water for weeks and prompted a nationwide boil over.
State officials said on Saturday that 1,500 people have been sent to the city of Bijapur in north Kerala to help with the shortage of drinking water.
They said authorities were planning to distribute drinking water from Saturday to Sunday in areas where there is a shortage, including the state capital, Kannur.
State water minister Sushil Kumar Reddy said on Twitter that he was concerned about the safety of people drinking water and was working to get them out of the area.
Kerala is India’s fourth-largest state, with more than 3.2 million people.