Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Villagers-Collecting-Water-in-Maharashtra-27MZIFJ6DEVUI.htmlConceptually similarVillagers Collecting Water in MaharashtraGP0STPOTWCompleted★★★★Farmer with Cattle in MaharashtraGP0STPOU0Completed★★★★Farmer with Cattle in MaharashtraGP0STPOU5Completed★★★★★★Dried Canal in MaharashtraGP0STPOTVCompleted★★★★Villagers Collecting Water in MaharashtraGP0STPOU2Completed★★★★Villagers Collecting Water in MaharashtraGP0STPOTXCompleted★★★★★★Ramdara Medium Irrigation Scheme in MaharashtraGP04MTHCompleted★★★★Barrels for Water in MaharashtraGP0STPOTTCompleted★★★★★★Man Carries Pot of Water in MaharashtraGP0STPOU8Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPOU7Villagers Collecting Water in MaharashtraAt Massa village, Kalamb Taluka, Osmanabad district is reeling under acute water scarcity since all deep borewells and open wells are dry. Water supply for drinking and household needs are being supplied by tankers organized by the gram Panchayat. The supply of water is done once every few days. The village has a population of 8000 persons. Residents usually line up to ensure they have sufficient water for their household needs.Locations:Asia-India-Maharashtra-South AsiaDate:7 Mar, 2016Credit:© Subrata Biswas / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 3000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Dry-Farmers-High angle view-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Natural disasters-Outdoors-Villages-WaterShoot:Drought in Maharashtra, IndiaThe State Government of Maharashtra has already declared 15747 villages of 12183 Gram Panchayats in 21 districts as drought affected, under relevant State regulations in October 2015.Solapur is an arid district with normal rainfall averaging about 500 mm, which is quite low. The sugar cane cultivation in Solapur district and the sugar processing factories consume a huge volume of the stored water from Ujjani Dam. The drinking water needs of Solapur town is also met by the dam. The 2015 monsoon provided a paltry 200 mm of rainfall, making it one of the worse affected districts in the drought of 2015-16.