Drought

Telangana's thirst

Print edition : May 27, 2016

Chirangi Malla Reddy, who owns 4.8 hectares of land. For the first time he has had to dig a 1,000-foot borewell as the Majeera, a tributary of the Krishna river, has run completely dry. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Byri Sailu and Moguramma, parents of the boy Rakesh who fell into a borewell at Bommareddigudem in Medak district in November 2015. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Kumar Ramulu, on whose land the borewells were dug, seen here with his wife. The borewell did not yield any water. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Many villages in the State are reeling under acute water scarcity. The government departments are trying to tap every available source to supply water to them as the rural economy is collapsing.
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