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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.

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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.

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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.

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Though the water in the wells has dried up but the hope in the hearts of the residents of Nanded is still intact.

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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.