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Lining Up for Water in India

The Delhi government has sent tankers to supply residents with potable water after protesters damaged a canal that helped supply water to the area. Officials estimated that it would be at least 15 days before service was fully restored.

SOUNDBITE 1 - Gopal Kumar, housekeeper in a hotel (man, Hindi, 5 sec):“There’s no guarantee whether the water truck will come or not. Every day fights break out over water.”SOUNDBITE 2 - Gopal Kumar, housekeeper in a hotel (man, Hindi, 8 sec):“There’s very little water that comes. Sometimes the tanker employees come, sometimes they don’t. When they come they bring less and less water, and the time when they come isn’t fixed.”SOUNDBITE 3 - Mohammad Jamir Khan, construction worker (man, Hindi, 2 sec):“People here are really desperate for water.”

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Lining Up for Water in India

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE February 24, 2016

The Delhi government has sent tankers to supply residents with potable water after protesters damaged a canal that helped supply water to the area. Officials estimated that it would be at least 15 days before service was fully restored.

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