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Sunday, August 17, 2014

July 2014

The rains have kept away for the last 06 weeks. The fields lie fallow, no one has planted. Even the few hardy ones who planted millets just sit by and watch the empty fields. A few families have migrated out to the cities looking for jobs and some sort of income. Its a vicious cause and effect. No rains, no planting, no casual work, no income, diminished food production, increase in prices, drinking water scarcity and so on and so forth. How much can one dig for water. Borewells are at around 300 metres in our area, and these are drying up too. All hopes are on some sort of monsoon revival in the coming two months.
However the number of patients continues to be as usual

Total Patients: 2170

Below 15 years - Male: 125; Female: 115
Above 65 years - Male: 107; Female: 106
Adult: Male: 834; Female: 883

Income (₹) Distribution

Below 12000: 1297
 12001 - 24000: 689
 24001 - 36000: 90
36001 - 48000: 58
Above 48001: 36

June 2014

June has come and gone. Reopening after a month's break, makes it that much harder to get back to work. One decent rain in the month with 78 mm coming down in a few hours. But after that it has remained dry. Few clouds but nothing more. Patients are also slowly coming back, some sowing but others ploughing and awaiting the elusive monsoon.

Total Patients: 1595

Below 15 years - Male: 91; Female: 79
Above 65 years - Male: 86; Female: 85
Adult: Male: 612; Female: 642

Income (₹) Distribution

Below 12000: 1039
 12001 - 24000: 451
 24001 - 36000: 52
36001 - 48000: 28
Above 48001: 25