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The Secret to Solving Drought

The Secret to Solving Drought

In: Water Scarcity

Maharashtra is looking down the barrel of a water conflict. In large swathes of the state, heavy but intermittent showers have caused crops to wither due to a lack of sufficient, sustained rainfall. Women have to wake up before sunrise to walk for kilometers to get to a well that still has water. As the wells have dried up, so have village livelihoods, leading to people seasonally migrating into the cities in hopes of finding odd jobs. Meanwhile, government and civil society turns a blind eye to the plight of the parched and desperate rural population.

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