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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

[mukto-mona] FW: The city which has ONE TAP for 100,000 people

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:23:45 -0700

Subject: Fw: The city which has ONE TAP for 100,000 people 

The city which has ONE TAP for 100,000 people: Crowded slum where people are forced to queue for hours to get water 

  • A New Delhi neighbourhood provides a snapshot of the 'growing crisis' facing the Indian city, where water is becoming harder to come by
  • A single tap - which the government turns on just three times a day - is shared by around 100,000 people in one area of India's capital
  • Families report high levels of sickness among children forced to drink contaminated water because of the lack of sanitation
  • India has 18 per cent of the world's population; but just four per cent of the world's renewable water sources

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