Hundreds of Indian villages have evacuated as historic drought forces abandonment of homes in search of water. 80% of districts in Karnataka & 72% in Maharashtra are suffering drought & crop failure. Violent conflicts are growing between the two states over shared #water.
In Beed, India clean drinking #water is gone. There’s not have enough water to wash clothes, clean dishes, or flush toilets. Hospitals are filling up with people suffering from dehydration and water-related sickness from drinking contaminated water.
Over the last 1 1/2 months, there has been a 50% rise in the # of patients suffering from water-related diseases. 20,000 villages in Maharashtra state are grappling with a severe drinking #water crisis, with no water left in 35 major dams. Rivers that feed the dams are dry.