Puttaparthi has a real shortage of water. The whole area is drying out. On the photos you can the Chitravati river bed and the once big lake near Kottacheruvu. I vinter fikk Solstråler laget en underjordisk vanntank som har vært mye brukt. Barnehjemmet Ushodaya får lite vann fra brønnen sin og kan nå kjøpe vann fra vannbilen en gang i uken.
This winter Solstraaler had made an underground water tank which has been used since. The girls home Ushodaya has got very little water from its well and is now buying water from the water vehicle once a week.