India's Satara district parched by drought

An estimated 250,000 people in area of Maharashtra state at risk from acute drought conditions.

    An acute shortage of water in parts of India has left an estimated 250,000 people in the Satara district of western Maharashtra state suffering through drought conditions.

    Although the Urmodi river flows through the area, a lack of properly constructed channels makes accessing its water increasingly difficult.

    For many residents of the region, the monsoon rains are their only hope.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Satara.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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