Fixing the nets

Ismael Khan and his daughter untangle their fishing net. Many farmers on Sagar Island have their own freshwater ponds outside their home. This is their only freshwater storage where they breed fish, bathe and draw water to irrigate their paddy fields. If the monsoon is late the ponds dry out and with it, their food and water source.

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Ismael Khan and his daughter untangle their fishing net. Many farmers on Sagar Island have their own freshwater ponds outside their home. This is their only freshwater storage where they breed fish, bathe and draw water to irrigate their paddy fields. If the monsoon is late the ponds dry out and with it, their food and water source.
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