In this drought-hit village, only two pots of water for one ration card

BELAGAVI: A village in Belagavi’s Khanapur taluk has come up with a drastic solution to tackle its water crisis.
Villagers of drought-hit Maan are getting only two pots of drinking water against one ration card, every alternate day, from the village well.
Maan is about 50 km from Belagavi.
Villagers say the taluk administration has not supplied water through tankers despite several reminders.
That’s when village elders decided to hold a meeting recently and come up with the ration card proposal.
Villagers also trek a distance of 4km inside the deep forests to get water that is contaminated for other purposes.
But it didn’t install a water pump.
Another water source exists, but it is 6km away.
With temperatures soaring each day and summer set to peak next month, the worries of the villagers have only increased.
Their only option is to migrate.

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