Now, Wells Have Bodyguards In Madhya Pradesh

As mercury rises in the state, Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district has an astonishing story to reveal. The scarcity of water has lead to guarding of water by armed security guards. The country has faced severe drought conditions for straight two years. As the state is on the verge of another drought, far-flung areas of more than 40 districts have reported water shortage. Hand pumps and underground water sources dried up much before the onset of summer. Chambal and Bundelkhand regions are the worst affected due to scanty rainfall during the previous years.

As mercury rises in the state, Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district has an astonishing story to reveal. The scarcity of water has lead to guarding of water by armed security guards. The country has faced severe drought conditions for straight two years. As the state is on the verge of another drought, far-flung areas of more than 40 districts have reported water shortage. Hand pumps and underground water sources dried up much before the onset of summer. Chambal and Bundelkhand regions are the worst affected due to scanty rainfall during the previous years.