Drought migrants flee to India’s cities

by Neeta Lal

A dried up well in the drought-stricken village of Barnapur​. Photo: Caritas
A dried up well in the drought-stricken village of Barnapur. Photo: Caritas

After fleeing drought in Andhra Pradesh State, Manikamma’s tiny shack in India’s capital, New Delhi, is now periodically swamped with fetid water when heavy rains flood the shantytown she now calls home.