It's summer vacation time for Vaishali Koli. But, for this eight-year-old from Degaon village in Dhule's Shindkheda taluk, the months of April and May do not mean summer camps and hobby classes. They mean long hours of filling water at hand pumps in her village, one of many in Maharashtra hit by scarcity. “I fill 20 steel pots everyday, twice,” she says, pumping water on a hot afternoon. Hoisting one vessel on her head, and fitting the other on her waist, she says, “I don't know if this is better than giving exams,” speaking to The Hindu earlier this week.