Digital story of drought and death
The struggle for water has become so intense that farmers are paying the price with their lives
At least 330 million people are affected by drought in India, according to data submitted by the government to the Supreme Court earlier this year. And, more than 116 farmers have committed suicide due to the agrarian crisis in the first three months of 2016. According to official figures, as many as 10 states are reeling under drought. But unofficial figures and experts say that the size, extent and impact of the drought is far worse. However, it seems that the government is not ready to accept that this is one of the worst droughts in the history of India.