Nearly all the wells in the villages of Ranwal, Kutalpura and Sherpur around the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India are dry. Our local organizer, Govardhan Meena, who also runs the Tiger Express for Sanctuary Asia’sKids for Tigers programme helped spread awareness about the issue of climate change and connected the dots for many of the villagers. He talked about how extreme weather changes that they are witnessing are directly impacting the water levels and therefore, many of their wells are running dry. 

The picture below is of the Meena family (Badudi, Kajodi, Moshmi,Foranti and Kali Meena) who are standing in their dry field as there is not enough water to grow their crops. Although their placards are clearly legible they say –

RISING TEMPERATURES LEAVE OUR WELLS DRY

MORE CO2 = HIGHER TEMPERATURE = OUR DRYING WELLS
 
And, here, in the village of Kutalpura, women walk through the village to one of the dried up wells holding “umbrella dots” signifying the rising heat to show solidarity with Climate Impacts Day on May 5, 2012.
 

 

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