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Drought blog

Neelima Vallangi travelled across the parched, drought-hit areas of Maharashtra for two weeks. She braved the scorching summer and the challenging commute to bring out the true stories of Maharashtra's worst drought in the last forty years. Read her blogs here.

  • Cattle camps: the last resort

    Blogpost by Neelima Vallangi - June 3, 2013 at 19:59

    Cattle are the last means to earn a living for the drought-affected farmers of Maharashtra. Due to failed crops, there isn't much fodder left for the animals. Even though people own acres of fertile land, it is as good as barren land without water for... Read more >

  • Water woes in drought-hit Maharashtra

    Blogpost by Neelima Vallangi - May 31, 2013 at 20:02

    Many districts of Maharashtra have been facing continuous water scarcity for the past 2-3 years and this has manifested in the form of severe drought this year affecting millions of people across the state. Water for irrigation aside, there isn’t wate... Read more >

  • Life changes when water dries-up

    Blogpost by Neelima Vallangi - May 27, 2013 at 15:14
    Dried-up lake in AshtiImage: © Neelima Vallangi/Greenpeace

    Dark clouds were looming in the sky. I could see the fields were all tilled and ready, waiting for the heavens to open up anytime now, many in hope of harvesting their first crop in an entire year. The drought and... Read more >

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