In the province of Jiangxi, rainfall since the beginning of October fell by 90% from average figures. Rainfall also fell by 86% in Hunan, the country’s largest rice-growing province, the report said.
Rice is a staple for most Chinese and a crop which needs a constant supply of water
The Gan River and Xiang River, which run through the two provinces, had seen their lowest water levels in history, the report added.
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