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

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

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