We have destroyed our lands through an unforgivable groundwater extraction. Maybe irremedially.
The polity needs to implement the toothless groundwater extraction laws. Urgently. And save places not yet devastated.
2015 - Barren lands, no water even at 700 feet depth, not a molecule of water in lands sucked dry by borewells. Hopelessness.
The last village bore also dried up some months ago, and there is drinking water crisis. Once in two days a tanker gives 15 pots of water per family (of 5 adults and some cattle.). There is insufficent water for cattle.
The calf in Varalu's home died of hunger this morning after weakening for a few days. All cows are hungry.
There is total unemployment as agriculture stopped many months ago. With no money, people are having to purchase rice, pulses oils all at city rates from the shops. One can imagine what they would be eating. There are health crises, as is common in a malnourished community and there is no money.