The village has been receiving water once in four days, that too for a few minutes, residents of Ajmer's Vaishali Nagar claim.
"We don't remember the last time there was water in the tap for more than five minutes," said a villager.
However, the water can't be consumed as it looks and smells bad, the residents say.
The village has about 150 homes built on a hilly area. Residents complain that due to low water pressure, the supply doesn't reach their homes forcing them to be dependent on government water tankers that come once in two days.
As water is being equated to gold here, fights are inevitable. After waiting for several hours, when the water tanker arrives, there is chaos as everybody wants to fill their drums before the supply runs out.
Once the water has been stored, the villagers have to protect it. The locks are to ensure that there is no theft of the prized commodity. "There have been cases of water theft at night. Therefore, we lock the drums," said another villager.
"The panchayat has asked us to preserve water and put locks on drums. People are fighting because of this. These things can be avoided if water is provided every two-three days," she added.
"No official from the water board comes to review the situation. This increasingly hot weather has made things difficult for us. Whenever the tanker comes, it becomes a war-like situation. If they build a water tank here, the problem will be solved," Manju Devi, a local, told news agency ANI.
In Shimla, a popular hill station with charming colonial architecture and breath-taking views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, it is a struggle for residents who have been without water for about two weeks now. They are being forced to queue up with buckets on the Mall Road for the water tankers to arrive.
Angry and tired, residents don't want any visitors in this tourism-driven city. "Stop visiting Shimla!" the message went viral on social media last week.
(With inputs from ANI)