Villagers residing in Thadacha Pada, gather around a dry well to fill water provided by tankers, at Shahapur Taluka in Thane District, on April 9, 2022 in Mumbai, India. Even after surrounding with large dams such as Bhatsa, Tansa and Vaitarna, many villages face water shortage in Shahapur taluka since many years. Women along with their little kids help in filling water and daily surivival has become tough. Many school children are unable to pursue their studies due to this daily routine. The sudden rise in temperature for past few weeks, is a major cause of concern if the situation worsens.


Pratik Chorge

Pratik Chorge is a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai, India. He was previously with Hindustan Times as a staff photojournalist for 6 years. He graduated Mumbai University in Applied Art field and later studied photojournalism at Udaan School of Photography, where he started his journey in photojournalism. He also has knowledge of flying drone which he uses to give a different perspective into my work. Apart from journalism, he also likes astrophotography and wildlife Photography.

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