Drought in the delta

Family Das return from irrigating their paddy field with a borrowed water pump. Drought and increased salination of groundwater have made it harder for Sagar island's farmers to survive. Half of their crop was destroyed by cyclone Aila in 2009, plunging the family into debt as their crops failed. Now they are praying for the monsoon to arrive in time so they can survive.

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Family Das return from irrigating their paddy field with a borrowed water pump. Drought and increased salination of groundwater have made it harder for Sagar island's farmers to survive. Half of their crop was destroyed by cyclone Aila in 2009, plunging the family into debt as their crops failed. Now they are praying for the monsoon to arrive in time so they can survive.
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