Drought has India farmers drowning in debt

Limited rainfall and dwindling water supply has hit farmers in Maharasthra state hard.

    India's Maharasthra state has been hard-hit by poor rainfall and dwindling water supply - causing many farmers to have to pay for water tankers to deliver water on borrowed money.

    Many have farmed their land for generations and no option but to try to make their crops grow successfully no matter the cost.

    The government has allocated $280m for a relief package for a quarter of a million Indians living in Maharasthra and suffering from drought. But for many, it may already be too late.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Satara, Maharasthra.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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