The Thirst of Drought

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Worry and stress written all over the face of this old woman who has no clue about how to make the ends meet. There’s no water and no ration and no crops in the fields.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Heerapur Jungle, Palera, Bundelkhand – All trees in this jungle are dead and only their skeletons are seen.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Everyone’s only work is to fetch water, including the children. The children at this tender age, instead of studying, have been given utensils to fetch water.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "This cow died of thirst and hunger. The water bodies have dried up and not a little piece of vegetation to feed on. It has been abandoned to fend for itself by the family it lived with for so many years, as there is no food.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Dhasan River, Bundelkhand – A huge river, one of the tributaries of River Betwa, is completely dry.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "The occasional arrival of a tanker in this village leads to a mad scramble. Agile children climb atop the tanker to insert the pipeline of their family. Anxious mothers wait below at the other end of the pipe, inserted into water vessels.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "All utensils are empty. Future is bleak. This boy does not go to school anymore.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "A woman is trying to draw the last drop of water in the well since the entire well is almost dried up.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Children and women wait anxiously for water at the only hand-pump of this village. The utensils for collecting water are lined up in a queue.

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  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "This farmer whose hands are rough and full of corns since all his life he has been tilling the soil, is sitting idle and does not what to do as drought hits the state.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "The water which lies unreachable.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Empty well.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "The villagers including women and children are trying to make a new well with the hope the there might be some ground water left.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "The hide trader strips the carcass of its skin.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "This is the skeleton of a cow dead for days, who’s remains are just bones now.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "The villagers carry a dead cow for disposal outside the village. There has been a huge number of animal death for lack of water and food grains.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Dehydration sets in for the aged.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Despair and angst are the only weapons this old woman is surviving with at the face of drought.

  • Jayati Saha: The Thirst of Drought

    "Many people have fled the village and migrated to the cities in search of food , water and job.