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Impact of drought on children

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi scathingly observes in today’s op-ed in The Times of India ‘It is essential that our parliamentarians come together for a day of discussions, focussed exclusively on the need to protect and prioritize children. It is not too much to ask.’ The onset of drought is slow but its impact prolonged and multi-dimensional. Long spells of drought mean dehydration and heat strokes, being withdrawn from school and compelled to work on the field or outside, migrating with parents to cities, taking care of elders or younger siblings while parents go to work, casteism and discrimination, trafficked for higher incomes or married off early to reduce the burden on one’s family… The grave impact faced by #childrenofdrought.