The Vaitarna River, one of the five rivers in Mokhada. Photo: Kunal Purohit

India’s deadly drought: villagers in Mokhada battle sleepless nights, snakes in search of water

  • The western region of Mokhada has a normal rainfall of 2,400mm a year, but its water supply is diverted to other cities and industrial corridors, leaving villagers and farms constantly parched
  • A severe drought that’s gripped India has worsened the woes of Mokhada’s villagers, whose desperate search for water is driving them deep into the forests, where snakes and scorpions lurk
Topic |   India

TOP PICKS

The Vaitarna River, one of the five rivers in Mokhada. Photo: Kunal Purohit
READ FULL ARTICLE