As all the tanks, channels and water resources have dried up in Mannar District due to the prolonging drought, not only humans but also cattle have been drastically affected.
Due to the high temperature prevailing continuously for the last few months, the farmers and cattle breeders of Mannar, Madhu, Manthai, Musaly, Nanattan areas are worse affected. As the grazing grounds of the cattle have dried up, a situation has arisen where cattle are dying without proper grazing grounds.
At the same time, as all the tanks have been parched dry, fresh water fishermen had been forced to stay in their homes without livelihood. (Photos: Vierakesari Online)