India's drought of 1972 is a reference point to calculate the age of Vyjayanta Ithape, 70. Ithape, seen here in March, gave birth to a son and also lost her husband that year. She now lives alone in the town of Chincholi, which has been relying on water tankers for the past three years. "This one is unlike any other drought in the past," she told photographer Harsha Vadlamani. "We have grain to eat but no water to drink."
A blackbuck, aka the Indian antelope, sprints across a road in Beed, India. Farmers say the drying up of watering holes in the jungles has led to an increase in wild animals on their farms.
A man rushes with a water drum as a water tanker arrives in Latur, India.
Dead trees dot the hills near Dharur, India. In 2015, the state of Marathwada received only 49% of what is considered normal rainfall, according to Vadlamani.
A family in Latur gets a borewell dug at the height of the water crisis.
Jaldoot Express, a train bringing in water from Meraj, India, is emptied at the railway station in Latur.
A four-member band plays at a wedding in Manjrath, India. "If not for the drought, the wedding would have been a much (more) lavish affair," said a relative attending the wedding.
Women in Karigaon, India, draw water from a well that is replenished once a day with water from tankers.
A woman uses a tumbler to fill her pot from a small puddle on the bed of a well in Atola, India.