The Thar Desert covering Western Rajasthan is the most populated desert of the world. The districts of Western Rajasthan are drought prone with high frequency and intensity of droughts. The people of the Thar Desert experienced what is called TRIKAAL; i.e. the disappearance of the three life sustaining resources : water, food and fodder. An analysis of past 100 years indicates that the districts of Western Rajasthan had 46 drought years.
Since 2002 Maharaja Hanwant Singhji has worked together with different trusts providing the people of the desert with much needed hand pumps from were they can get safe drinking water from deep underground.
Small village outside of Johdpur, Rajasthan, India, 2011.
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