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Latur water crisis worsens: city suffers more than rural areas

In Latur, drinking water crisis means the situation for cattle, animals is worse

Purva Chitnis  |  Latur & Osmanabad 

It is 11:30 am. The bright sun is blazing on a field in Bhatangli village in Latur district of Maharashtra, some 500 km from Mumbai.

Asha Bhagotmale and her neighbours walked four km before they could find a field where a kind farmer is sharing his borewell water with people like her. “We have to walk a few km every day in search of water,” Bhagotmale says. She usually starts her day at 6 am in search of water but in these days of scarcity, she sometimes has to set out at midnight. “I have to fill any kind of water; even if it is not potable, I can at least use ...

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First Published: Tue, March 22 2016. 00:30 IST
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