Damaged houses, no source of clean water are what residents of this flood-battered Kolhapur village came back to
As floodwaters receded in Rajapurwadi village in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, residents returned from relief camps to find their homes devastated. With no clean water around, women had to wash and utensils using flood water. Photo: Sanket Jain
The crop of local bananas in the field was completely destroyed by the flood. Photo: Sanket Jain
The flood left the villages with just mucky and slushy soil and sewer water. “We lost everything in the flood and won’t get any work at least for two months,” Navilal Bhairuppi, 65, who works as an agricultural labourer, says. Photo: Sanket Jain
A house completely destroyed by the flood in Rajapurwadi village of Shirol taluka in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district. Absence of any source of clean water forces villagers to use the same mucky, sewer water to wash utensils and clothes. A few stranded cattle are still on the first floor of houses. Photo: Sanket Jain
Though the water receded, the flood had left household items such as books, utensils, clothes, etc soaked and villagers had to lay them outside to dry. Normalcy is still distant. Photo: Sanket Jain
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