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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

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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 farmer from Latur district some 500 km (300 miles)

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First Published: Jun 03 2019 | 6:10 PM IST

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