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China > Mainland > Severe drought hits N China

More efforts needed to cope with drought

2009-02-04 03:25:48 GMT2009-02-04 11:25:48 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Li Jia of the Shuanglong Village shows a bunch of irrigated wheat seedlings that survived the drought in Lixin County of east China's Anhui Province in this Jan. 22, 2009 picture. (Xinhua Photo)

A resident displays withered cole seedlings at Zhangbai Village in Sanyuan County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 3, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Villagers irrigate the droughty wheat field with water from well in Gaoshan Township of Luoyang city, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 2, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

Different levels of governments should collect strength to combat drought, which has crippled China's agriculture, said Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Tuesday.

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