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Chennai to Latur, India struggles for drinking water as reservoirs dry up

India typically witnesses water scarcity during summer months, but the situation this year is particularly grim in western and southern states

Rajendra Jadhav | Reuters 

Millions of people are desperately awaiting overdue monsoon rains as they struggle to secure drinking water amid a heat wave across India that is rapidly drying up reservoirs and sending temperatures soaring across the country. India typically witnesses water scarcity during summer months, but the situation this year is particularly grim in western and southern states which received less than normal rainfall in the 2018 monsoon season. "I wake early to get water from a well outside the village, as within three hours the water runs dry," says Ramchandra Pawar, a ...

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First Published: Mon, June 03 2019. 18:10 IST
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