In every village there are 10 to 15 women who have been divorced or driven out of their marital homes.
The declaration of Zika as a cause of microcephaly may make it harder for lawmakers to deny the request for emergency funding.
"Our livelihood is just on land. Hoping against hope, we dig borewells to grow crop. When it fails, what can we do? The government should help."
Residents of Shivpuri face water shortage every summer but locals say this year has been the worst in decades.
For the women in Deyyam Banda Thanda, the day begins much before sunrise. They have to finish cooking and household chores to be off by 6 am to fetch water.
For over two months now Ranchi Resident Rita Devi has missed out on work every third day.
The campaigners are urging companies sourcing leather and leather products from India to carefully map their supply chains.
In the last monsoon rains, the district got less than half of the average 995 mm it gets during the season every year, leading to a crisis.
Money not coming on time has also brought to an end to development work like construction of wells and the building of Panchayat Bhawan.
Hundreds of farmers attribute their dying crops to the dried up Mehekari Dam located in Shirapur.