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  Rapidly emptying wells, like this one in Gujarat, exacerbate the drought. Rampant, unchecked ground water extraction has dangerously depleted reserves all over the state. In Gujarat where a decade ago water was struck at 150 feet, farmers must now--if they have the money--drill upto 1,000 feet. Those who depend on traditional wells alone, can only watch in despair and the water does down and down ...