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Drought

A couple fetching water from a borewell 6 km away from their village

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

A cattle camp

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Waiting for tankers in Nashik

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

A tribal woman searches for water in Palghar district

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

A woman lugs a pail of water near Ghosali village, Palghar district

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Tribals collecting water from a pond in a jungle in Igatpuri taluka of Nashik district

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Popat Aher hauls buckets from a well in Rendale village, where water tankers come once a week

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Sonali Garud (24) and Pushpa Garud (49) fetching water from nearly empty well for the farm animals, in Nashik.

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

A farmer feeds buffalos during a protest march against the state government over isues related to supply of water and a drought-like situation in the state, in Sangli.

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Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil along with party's leaders, workers and local farmers take part in a protest march against the state government over the drought-like situation in the state, in Sangli.

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A drought can ruin Odisha’s farm-driven economy

A view of the Ponte della Becca (Becca bridge) shows low water levels across the Po river, near Pavia, Italy.

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A view of the Po riverbed under Ponte della Becca (Becca bridge) shows the effects of the drought, near Pavia, Italy. Sky TG24 TV meteorologists noted that Italy had experienced one of its driest springs in some 60 years and that some parts of the country had seen rainfall totals 80 percent below normal.

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A view of the dried up river-bed of Tawi during the hot summer in Jammu.

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DMK Working President M K Stalin arrives to attend an “all party meeting,” to discuss the problems of Tamil Nadu farmers, in Chennai. Ruling parties at the Centre and State were not invited for the meeting. The meeting has given a bandh call on April 25 to press for their demands which includes loan waiver. Apart from DMK's allies the Congress and the Indian Union Muslim League, parties like the CPM, the CPI and the VCK also participated in the meeting.

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A farmer with his cattles at a dried lake in Chikmagalur.

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Newly displaced Somali mothers and their children sit in a camp in the Sahal area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's current drought is threatening half of the country's population, or about 6 million people, according to the United Nations and while aid agencies have scaled up efforts they say more support is urgently needed.

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A flock of sheeps drink water from a lake during a hot day in Karad, Maharashtra.

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A shepherd walks on the dry Undale lake in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Somalis displaced by the drought, arrive at makeshift camps in the Tabelaha area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Increasingly parched lands add to the woes of the farmer

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People line up to collect water in a village off Hubli

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Farmers from Tamil Nadu stage 100 days of hunger strike in Delhi

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

In front of her house in Tanda village of Beed

Photograph BY Apoorva Salkade

In the same area on March 24 after a storm hit the region

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Did not insure his wheat, which has now been destroyed

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

Displaced Somali women stand in a queue to receive food handouts in a camp, just outside of Mogadishu, in Somalia. ?Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives, according to the U.N. In recent months, aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but they say said more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening.

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A Somali policeman walks past as newly displaced Somali children stand outside their makeshift shelter at a camp in Baidoa, Somalia. Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives according to the U.N. and in recent months aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening.

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Acutely malnourished child Sacdiyo Mohamed, 9 months old, is treated at the Banadir Hospital after her mother Halima Hassan Mohamed fled the drought in southern Somalia and traveled by car to the capital Mogadishu, in Somalia. Somalia's government has declared the drought a national disaster, and the United Nations estimates that 5 million people in this Horn of Africa nation need aid, amid warnings of a full-blown famine.

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Goats rush to drink from a metal container, after water was brought in by tanker to pastoralists in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla, in Somalia. Somalia's government has declared the drought a national disaster, and the United Nations estimates that 5 million people in this Horn of Africa nation need aid, amid warnings of a full-blown famine.

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U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien inspects the carcasses of dead cows in the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya. O'Brien said he is confident the United States will step up and donate to aid appeals amid concerns of possible foreign aid cuts under President Donald Trump.

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Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets from one of the few watering holes in the area, to water their animals near the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, toured Bandarero village and called on the international community to act to "avert the very worst of the effects of drought and to avert a famine to make sure we don't go from what is deep suffering to a catastrophe."

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Despair and defeat are all this old woman seems to possess. The face mirrors the landscape.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

The Dhasan, one of the tributaries of the Betwa, has gone completely dry.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

Before it died of hunger and thirst, this cow was abandoned by its owners in Nainwari village, Tikamgarh, as they couldn’t feed it. Water bodies have dried up and there is little vegetation to provide for fodder.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

With no farming to be done, a villager sits through the des­pair while his plough lies unused.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

At the only handpump in a village in Tikamgarh district, utensils are lined up in a queue while children and women wait.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

All trees in the Heerapur jungle in Palera are dead and only their skeletons are seen.

Photograph by Jayati Saha

A farmer guides his cows as he plows his rice paddy field during the rainy season in Samroang Teav village outside of Phnom Penh. Cambodia recently received rain after its longest drought in the last four decades which has left about two-thirds of the country's 25 provinces short of water for drinking, rice planting, and other necessities.

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A cotton crop destroyed due to drought in Devadi village, in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

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In this file photo, a shepherd drinks water on the dry bed of Manjara Dam, which supplies water to Latur in Maharashtra.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a high level meeting with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh on drought and water scarcity, in New Delhi.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel helps a woman labourer at a work site during a visit to drought-hit Dantiwada in north Gujarat.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art on water crisis with message "Save Water, Save life" at Puri beach of Odisha.

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A cow walks on a dried lake at Ratanpura in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million people without enough water for their daily needs. Rivers, lakes and dams have dried up in parts of the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and overall officials say that groundwater reservoirs are at just 22 percent capacity.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets a delegation from Uttar Pradesh led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to discuss drought situation in various parts of the state, in New Delhi.

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Women walk home after collecting drinking water from a well at Mengal Pada in Thane district in Maharashtra.

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A girl wearing her school uniform pulls a rope attached to a bucket as she tries to draw water after a tanker emptied water into a dried up well at Umber Maal village in Thane district in Maharashtra.

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Women walk home after collecting drinking water from a well at Mengal Pada in Thane district in Maharashtra.

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Chikmagalur: Women return after collecting water from a lake in drought-hit Dambadahalli near Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

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An elderly woman waits for her turn as people form a queue of pots for filling drinking water at a slum area in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weekslong heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. Rivers, lakes and dams have dried up in parts of the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and overall officials say that groundwater reservoirs are at just 22 percent capacity.

AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade

Women carry plastic containers on their head to collect drinking water from an almost dried up well at Talad village in Samba district, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Jammu.

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A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

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Cattle being offered water by a water tanker in drought-hit Shahpur, Maharashtra.

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A man stands on the parched bed of the Vastrapur Lake that dried up due to hot weather as he removes dead fish and rescues the surviving ones in Ahmadabad. India is grappling with severe water shortages and drought affecting more than 300 million people, a quarter of the country's population.

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Girls of Paddal village, Jammu, stare into a well that’s nearly blind

Photograph by Ankur Sethi

Tamanna Khan of Damoh, MP, hasn’t been to school for a few months now

Photograph by Abhishek Gautam

Pravalika and Mounika, of Penjerla village, Mahabubnagar district

Photograph by K.R. Vinayan

A water train chugs into Latur as a symbol of hope—and helplessness

Photograph by Amit Haralkar

Piryanka fetches water in Malegaon village, Parbhani district.

Photograph by Amit Haralkar

A dead fish lies on a dried up part of Osman Sagar lake on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Severe drought like conditions are affecting millions of people spread over 12 states across the country.

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A village woman collects water from an almost dried up well at a village in Surgana Taluka, around 95 kms from Nasik, Maharashtra.

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Water being filled in the wagons of a train ready to depart for drought-hit Latur district, at Miraj station near Sangli, Maharashtra.

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Thousands of litres of water is brought for a make-shift helipad at a village, where Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse landed for reviewing drought situation in Latur district. Maharashtra is facing acute water crisis.

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A woman leaves after filling her vessels with water at a communal tap in Kukse Borivali, 85 kilometers (53 miles) north-east of Mumbai.

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In this April 12, 2016 photo, a dried up pond is seen in Talagoan, 145 kilometres (90 miles) north-east of Mumbai.

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Drought-Hit Two consecutive dry spells have felled Hassan farmers

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NCP workers carry out a mock funeral during a protest demanding relief package for drought-hit Marathwada farmers, in Mumbai.

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Flood victims search for clean water after fleeing their village in Jhang, Pakistan.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a visit to drought-hit Nidhona village in Phulambri tehsil of Aurangabad district.

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The Indiabulls 1,350-MW thermal power project at Nandgaonpeth, Amravati district, has created controversy over allegations that diversion of water from the reservoir will destroy 23,219 hectares of agricultural land

Soumik Kar

Indiabulls is building a pump house that will supply 88.60 cubic mm (or 240 million litres) of water daily from the Morshi reservoir (Upper Wardha dam) in drought-hit Amravati district to its power plant

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Women and children climb down perilous steps to the bottom of a nearly-dry well to collect drinking water

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The Ghanewadi reservoir, which supplies water to Jalna districit. Villagers have started digging wells in the dam bed

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Children peer into a dry well at Ambad taluka, which yields the state’s largest sweet lime crop. Farmers now run the risk of losing 90% of their produce

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Sonaji Shinde from Zalta and Gopichand Lakhe from Paithan wait for buyers at the Jalna APMC market. Lack of water has spoilt most of the produce

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People scramble for water at Jalna’s Police Colony. As 150 private water suppliers make a quick buck, 200 state-owned tankers have also been pressed into service

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Mandabai Kondiba Bansode’s husband Kundalik Kondiba Bansode committed suicide last month, unable to repay loans of over Rs 1.5 lakh

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Farmer Prakash Kisan Karde of Shiradhon village, Jalna, chops a dry mousambi (sweet lime) tree on his 2.5 acre orchard. This district, the worst-hit, saw rains for just one day last monsoon

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Farmers walk on a dry land as they wait for the monsoon on the outskirts of Agartala.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in a vintage car during an exhibition for drought-affected area, in Mumbai.

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BJP President Rajnath Singh interacts with farmers at a village in Aurangabad during his two day visit to drought affected areas of central Maharashtra.

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People collect water from a tanker at a drought-hit area of a village in Solapur,Maharashtra.

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It’s drying out The elderly are the few ones left in a Beed village

Amit Haralkar

Only muck left An almost-dry well in a village in Jalna district

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Development? What of drought-hit Saurashtra?

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Farmers from drought-hit regions display their cattle-fodder camp cards as they stand in queue at a Manndeshi Foundation cattle-fodder camp at Mhaswad in Satara.

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Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a meeting on drought situation in Gandhinagar.

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A dry field of corn is seen near Fremont, Nebraska. The drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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A dead fish lies on the cracked bed of a reservoir due to a severe months-long drought on the Korean Peninsula, in Bongdam in Seoul, South Korea.

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Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan interact with people during a visit to a drought-hit village in Satara.

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Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi with Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan and State Congress President Manikrao Thakre interacts with people during a visit to a drought-hit village in Satara.

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Somali refugees wait outside the UNHCR registration center in the eastern Kenyan village of Hagadera near Dadaab, 100 kms from the Somali border. The drought and famine in the horn of Africa has killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 years in the last 90 days in southern Somalia alone, according to U.S. estimates. The U.N. says 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, suggesting the death toll of small children will rise.

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Muslim clerics walk in the dust on the dirt road outside Dadaab, eastern Kenya, 100 kms from the Somali border. The drought and famine in the horn of Africa has killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 years in the last 90 days in southern Somalia alone, according to U.S. estimates. The U.N. says 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, suggesting the death toll of small children will rise.

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Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, fourth from left, participate in a special prayer for rain in Gaza City.

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A Lebanese Muslim girl attends prayers at the Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Thousands of Lebanese Muslims have held special prayers to invoke God for rain. The prayers were held Friday in dozens of mosques around the country that is witnessing one of the worst droughts in decades.

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Leh copes, a fifth of Pakistan goes under, but east, N-E India stare at a SECOND SUCCESSIVE DROUGHT YEAR. Rain down 25%; Bihar, Jharkhand worst affected.

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A giraffe killed by drought in northeast Kenya.

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A farmer looks at his land left barren due to a poor monsoon this year, at a village near Bikaner. The Rajasthan government has declared a drought in 26 out of 33 districts following over 50 percent damage to the crops.

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A farmer looks in the sky in hope of rain at Dhamkheda village in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. More than 37 districts of the state being declared as drought hit as per government survey.

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