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Drought woes in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal: These pictures, videos will bring tears to your eyes

As per news agency ANI, in Madhya Pradesh, children are forced to clime down an almost dried up well to fetch a pail of water.


Drought woes in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal: These pictures, videos will bring tears to your eyes
Pic courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: Even as the summer heats are yet to strike the entire country, many states are currently hit by a  severe drought condition in the early days of the month of April, claim reports. 

It seems that as per the predictions of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) various parts of the country have started to witness a "warmer than normal temperature" this summer with heat wave like conditions prevailing over Central and northwestern parts of India.

As per news agency ANI, in Madhya Pradesh, children are forced to clime down an almost dried up well to fetch a pail of water. The pictures were issued by the agency on Saturday.

Watch the video here:

Due to the scorching heat, the state education department issued a direction asking all schools to be shut down by 1 pm to save the students from the scorching afternoon sun.

Whereas in Karnataka's Gulbarga district, borewells, open wells and lakes have dried up due to a drought-like-situation and people are forced to walk upto 3 kms to fetch drinking water.

Even in some parts of the affected area, locals fight with each other over the water woes.

“Parents are saying don't go to college and fetch water instead. We are forced to miss our exams,” ANI quoted Gulbarga locals as saying saying.

However, amidst such a crisis situation, some visuals insist that humanity never dies. In Gulbarga, here's a child feeding a cow with water, even when people have to walk long distances in search of water.

Meanwhile, in West Bengal, with the Meteorological Department issuing a heat wave warning for Kolkata and other districts of the state, the Mamata government on Saturday announced to shut down government schools from Monday onwards.

The mercury has been soaring in the state and it has taken its toll with a middle aged man dying in Kolkata.

According to Alipore Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature today was 40 degrees Celsius as recorded around 2:30 PM.

From Zee News

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