Indian women block roads in protest amid water crisis

STORY: There is an acute water shortage crisis for thousands of locals who inhabit the highly drought-prone region. Due to the scarcity of water, women are forced to travel several kilometres to fetch water for daily needs.

"All these women that you see here cross this road daily carrying two such pots on their heads to get water," said a protester, Shashikala.

The government uses water tankers to fulfil the water requirement of the local population in the region.

The region highly depends on monsoon rains for its water demands. Scarce rainfall or harsh summers badly affects the water availability in the region.