April 4, 2013. From lack of water affects more than 6.6 million people covered by the severe drought in parts of China, according to the State headquarters to drought and floods, published in the newspaper China Daily.
The most serious situation is now in the provinces of Yunnan, Gansu, Henan, Sichuan and Hubei. The high temperatures and lack of rainfall in these provinces has led to drought, which to date has damaged 7.3 million hectares of farmland. The worst of the disaster affected the south-western provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan. However, as experts say, drought did not affect the main agricultural areas, and can not seriously affect the overall cereal production in the country, according to ITAR-TASS.
In Currently, the main task of the authorities, according to a representative of the Ministry of Water Resources of China Zhou Syuevenya is to provide drinking water to residents of the drought-stricken areas.
According to weather forecasts, high temperatures and lack of rainfall in the above provinces will last until the end of May.