Jaipur (Rajasthan), Apr 24 (ANI): The cattle owners in Rajasthan are facing acute shortage of water, as the water bodies have dried up here.
The problem has been aggravated because of a drought like situation in 26 out of 32 districts of Rajasthan.
They have to carry water from far off places because of the water scarcity.
“We have to travel two kilometres away to get water for them. We are facing lots of problem because of water scarcity. Water is not even there in the tube wells all of them are totally dry,” said Jagannath, a cattle owner.
“We have to pass this 3-months time and we are finding it very tough to quench the thirst of our animals,” he added.
It is reported that the scanty and extremely poor rainfall has created a tough situation for all the cattle owners of Rajasthan during this summer.
“Earlier, we used to get water from nearby tube wells, rivers and animals used to drink water on their own but now we are facing lot of problems. We have to travel long distance of about two kilometres to get water for them now and because of the poor rainfall during the last few years, we are facing lot of problems,” said Abdul Jabbar, a cattle owner.
The situation is worst in the districts of Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer, where most of the farmers are totally dependant on animal husbandry to earn their livelihood. (ANI)