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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.