10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District | Read
PUBLISHED ON: May 25, 2017 | Duration: 2 min, 06 sec
An estimated 10 lakh coconut trees have died across Tamil Nadu's Salem district, farmers have said, due to the state's worst drought in 140 years. The drought has not only turned landlords into paupers, but it has also led to the migration of many farmers to cities to work as daily wage labourers. While authorities blame it on poor monsoon and old age of trees, farmers said they are largely left to fend for themselves.