Murders are taking place over water in Madhya Pradesh, including the capital Bhopal, once known as the 'city of lakes'

Even as blood is being spilled over water here, parched Madhya Pradesh seeks divine help for rainfall with people trying every trick in their book to please the rain gods.

In Krishnaganj gram panchayat in Pohari block of Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district the Total Sanitation Campaign has inspired the village community to think beyond construction of toilets, and create a viable revenue model for community toilets.

It is not just the temperature that is rising in Madhya Pradesh but also the anxiety over water supply. Water has become so scarce that while people at some places are hiring armed guards to prevent its theft, at others they have been found using a lottery system to fill their buckets.