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Water crisis forces locals to climb down wells in MP's Dindori

ANI
Published : May 26, 2018, 5:45 pm IST
Updated : May 26, 2018, 5:45 pm IST

The Locals said they have to walk to well in scorching heat, which is a kilometre away because all other water bodies have dried up.

Madhya Pradesh continues to reel under a heat wave with the summer months taking a toll on people's daily activities. (Photo: ANI)
 Madhya Pradesh continues to reel under a heat wave with the summer months taking a toll on people's daily activities. (Photo: ANI)

Shahpura: With the country witnessing a rise in mercury across all states, the people of Madhya Pradesh's Shahpura in Dindori district are facing acute water shortage.

Left with no option, the local children on Saturday climbed down an almost dried up well to scoop out water, using buckets.

The Locals said that they have to walk to the well in the scorching heat, which is a kilometre away because all the other water bodies have dried up.

"People from Shahpura came to us, they are facing acute water shortage, so we have instructed Panchayat to provide two tankers to them on a daily basis," said Shahpura Sub-Divisional Magistrate.

Madhya Pradesh continues to reel under a heat wave with the summer months taking a toll on people's daily activities.

Mandla recorded a maximum temperature of 44 degrees and there has been no respite from the heat in the state since then, stated the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The Central and North India continue to remain under the grip of a heat wave as well.
The temperature has gone beyond 40 degree Celsius in most parts of the two regions.

People have been suggested to drink lots of water and avoid going out in the sun.

Tags: madhya pradesh, water crisis
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh