Man Taluka in Satara district of Maharashtra is one Taluka where residents are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the water shortage for drinking as well as for crops.
There is no rain in the rainy season, some donor come together and help to people and farmer and his animals eg.water tanker,help for cattle feed,shed net,fodder,shelter.
The women in the village have to wake up before sunrise to walk almost a kilometre to reach a well and fetch water.
Water is being supplied to people through water tankers which are proving to be inadequate.
Due to drought situation, people are migrating to cities from villages. Even farmers have discontinued farming activities due to water scarcity. Water stock in the district is depleting day by day.
Tankers supply water only once in a week,government supplies are not enough,
farmers from Man taluka in Satara district have settled in cattle camps Because of water scarcity, water shortage of people as well as farmers animals, in Man taluka each villages have a cattle camp's.
The situation is so grave that people are coming to the cattle camp not only to feed their animals but also because there’s water for cooking their food.
Cattle Camp has saved maximum animals from going to butcher. Cattle camp has started in an effort to support local livestock owners in the Man taluka of Satara district. Cattle Camp provides free fodder, water, green shed net and a place to stay for small subsistence farmers in order to keep their cattle alive and healthy during the drought.
This year the Man Taluka is experiencing one of the worst droughts ever. More villages struggle with acute drought. In some villages, the people have no access to drinking water and are only supplied through water tanks once a week. The Kharif and Rabi crop failed, leaving the farmers without fodder and water to feed their cattle, often their only source of income and their most valuable asset.
Cattle Camp is the last hope for many farmers from the surrounding villages. There they receive the fodder, water and shelter needed to keep their cattle alive. Without this crucial support, they would be forced to sell their cattle for dumping prices to the butcher, not only losing out on that deal but also often loosing the only source of income for whole families. For this reasons farmers from villages brought cows, bullocks and around goats to the camp
Helping the local farmers to come through this drought means to prevent a serious economic crisis to the whole region. Many Farmers would not have the means to buy new cattle in case of losing their existing ones. Whole families are in danger to lose their precarious means of existence and fall back into utter poverty. Also the regional economy depending on agriculture would take a hard backslash. Cattle Camp can help to soften the impact of the drought and prevent the worst from happening.