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In pictures: Thar residents rejoice after rains turn desert green

Many Thar residents who had migrated due to shortage of water have returned.
Published Sep 03, 2019 02:41am

The arid Thar desert has turned verdant after much-needed spells of rain fertilised the soil.

Many Thar residents, who had migrated to other pastures with their livestock or to earn livelihood due to a shortage of water, have returned to their villages in order to plant crops and resume cattle farming.

Following are some pictures of the desert after recent showers.

The remarkable Karoonjhar hills turn green after rain in Thar. — Photo by author
The remarkable Karoonjhar hills turn green after rain in Thar. — Photo by author

A breathtaking view of Karoonjhar hills in Thar. — Photo by author
A breathtaking view of Karoonjhar hills in Thar. — Photo by author

Residents spend their day out after rain in the desert. — Photo by author
Residents spend their day out after rain in the desert. — Photo by author

A Rohiro tree in full bloom after the recent spell of rain. — Photo by author
A Rohiro tree in full bloom after the recent spell of rain. — Photo by author

Trees and shrubs grow outside and ancient Hindu temple in Churio area of Nagarparkar. — Photo by author
Trees and shrubs grow outside and ancient Hindu temple in Churio area of Nagarparkar. — Photo by author

Pearl millet *(bajra)* crops in a field in Thar. — Photo by author
Pearl millet (bajra) crops in a field in Thar. — Photo by author

A farmer removes weeds from his farm. — Photo by author
A farmer removes weeds from his farm. — Photo by author