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Water shortage in India’s sixth largest city becomes a life-threatening threat

Every morning, millions of people queue up under the scorching sun in India’s sixth largest city of Chennai to fill up their cans and pots with water from trucks dispatched by the state. It is the first major city in India to be left without water in the worst heat wave in the country’s history that has left up to 184 dead. Indian journalist Rana Ayyub holds the Indian government responsible for its failure to provide a plan for water management as predictions of extreme drought spread.

26 June 2019 / 13 MINS

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