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Published on May 26, 2017
A ground report from Kadiri in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, one of the most dry and drought-hit districts in India. In the last 20 years, Anantapur has seen 18 years of a drought of varying degrees. The last five years have recorded severe drought. In a nutshell, Kadiri and most parts of Anantapur have for all practical purposes, dried up. But this is not a story about drought leading to agrarian distress and farmer suicides. This is a story about the children or orphans of drought, a huge humanitarian & health crisis arising out of large-scale migrations, making hunger a constant in these parts. The show documents the lives of children in the dust bowl of Kadiri who are forced to be an adult even before they hit their teens, while their parents are forced to migrate to cities in search of a livelihood. India Today Television marks the entry of the nation’s most credible name in journalism - India Today into news television. Powered by a future-ready look and backed with the 40 year legacy of the India Today brand, the channel addresses the news consumption habits of an evolved digital-savvy audience while staying true to the journalistic principles of the India Today Group. With a paradigm shift in terms of television workflows and technology, the channel sets a new benchmark with a differentiated look. Innovative content formats and multiple news updates on the TV screen give immediacy and choice to the news viewer. Follow us Subscribe to our channel: Twitter: Facebook: Subscribe to our other network channels: Aaj Tak: Tez: Dilli Aajtak: SoSorry:
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