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Raining sand in Rayalaseema: Andhra's Anantapur district shows dramatic effects of crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, proliferation of borewells

In Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district, crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, an explosion of borewells, the death of a river, and more – have produced dramatic effects on land, air, water, forests and climate.