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'Thiyya Andolan' in Krishna Valley

About 7,000 rural toilers from south-west Maharashtra congregated in Pune for one of the largest indefinite sit-ins that the state has seen in many decades. The struggle for the right to water and the right to rehabilitation in 13 drought-prone 'talukas' of the state has made a significant contribution: it has joined together the interests of two groups who are considered, traditionally, to be at loggerheads with each other - the dam-affected and the drought-affected.

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