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Water scarcity brings more wives to Thane farmers

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - May 11, 2012, 11:55 AM IST

Drought is leading to polygamy among farmers as more hands mean more water for them.
  • Water scarcity brings more wives to Thane farmers
    Water scarcity brings more wives to Thane farmers

    droughtpolygamy_288New Delhi: Ever thought if water scarcity can bring more wives? Strange it may sound but holds true for Thane district of Maharashtra where drought has lead to polygamy among farmers.

    With Maharashtra witnessing severe drought, farmers of Thane have resorted to polygamy to tackle the acute water shortage in the district and how.

    According to media reports, farmers in drought-hit villages of Thane are going for multiple marriages so that there are more hands to fetch water to meet the water scarcity.

    Despite being illegal to have multiple wives, the strange trend is being followed by many farmers, since there will be more hands to carry water from wells, which are over two-four hours from their villages, reports said.

    Talking to a TV news channel, one of the familes in the drought-affected village claimed polygamy to be a practical solution to tackle acute water problem.

    One of the wives of a farmer explained how one lady looks after the house while other two make trips to wells for getting water.

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