Just 160 kms from Ahmedabad, this village still has no water [Photos]
As temperatures soar over 40 degrees Celsius, the water crisis in this one village is just a small indicator of how big the problem is both in India's villages and cities. Here are the images.
A villager collects drinking water from a man-made well in the Sujangadh village of Surendranagar district, some 160 kms from Ahmedabad on 1 June, 2014. Many of these village women walk over two kms to fetch water daily as local supplies are scarce and at times contaminated. AFP
Village women carry pots as they walk to collect drinking water from a man-made well in the Sujangadh village of Surendranagar district. In most rural areas, the burden of collecting water for homes falls upon women, who are forced to walk daily in the torrid heat to fulfill this need. AFP
Even older women go out to collect water for their homes. In the second picture a woman offer drinking water to her son. AFP
Women wait to collect water from the man-made well. Women usually end up carry two to three pots of water back home, which is often not enough for the daily needs of their family. AFP
Pots filled with water are seen as women collect their daily supply in the village. AFP