A women uses a hand-pump to fill drinking water on the outskirts of Amritsar

A women uses a hand-pump to fill drinking water on the outskirts of Amritsar in the northern state of Punjab, India, November 15, 2015. Pleas by local Indian officials for farmers to switch from rice to oilseeds and pulses and protect dangerously low water levels are falling on deaf ears, and may be further undermined by government policies encouraging cultivation of thirsty crops. REUTERS/Munish Sharma – RTX1W321