Maharashtra’s Marathwada is facing the worst drought in half-a-century. Several dams and rivers in the region have dried up and people are travelling to long distances in search of water.
One of the worst affected areas in the region is Nanded village, which is facing acute shortage of water.
The condition is so severe that there is not a single drop of water to spare.
The families that earn just Rs. 100 per day are spending nearly one-fifth of their earnings in getting water and yet there is not a single drop to drink.
Though the water in the wells has dried up but the hope in the hearts of the residents of Nanded is still intact.
Devoid of rains and help from the government, the villagers remain optimistic that they will get water and the dry spell will end one day.