Drought grips all of South India ahead of summer

Published: 01st March 2017 01:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2017 01:59 AM  

A crow quenches its thirst in Chennai as the city reels from a water shortage even as the entire state of Tamil Nadu is in the grip of an unprecedented drought. (P Jawahar | EPS)
A fisherman walks on the dry Nidige tank bed in Shivamogga to find the last puddles in which he might catch some fish. (Shimoga Nandan | EPS)
This freshwater lake in Puthuvype, Kochi has been reduced to a narrow strip of water thanks to the scorching pre-summer heat. The condition of the flora and fauna in the region has become a cause for concern as the Met department has already forecast that the coming summer is going to be a cruel one. | (Albin Mathew) 4.
An old woman collects drinking water from a leaking pipeline in Karimnagar, Telangana. The entire state is in the grip of a severe shortage of water. |(EPS)
A pair of painted storks scrounge for food on the cracked bed of a tank near Tirunelveli , Tamil Nadu. (P Justine | EPS)
Farmers extract water from a bore well to save their crop at Chinnamanur in Theni district OF Tamil Nadu. (P Mahendran | EPS)
Birds wait to catch fish in a drying pond in Ramanathapuram, Tamil nadu. (Alagu | EPS)
Marshland near Chennai has turned into desert even before the onset of summer. (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
Woman fill water from a muncipal water pipeline at Rasulpura in Hyderabad. (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
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