Small town in Maharashtra shows how India can provide its people with safe water -- around the clock.
Residents of an Indian slum collect water from a hand pump.(INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Clean water, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, sounds like a pipe dream in New Delhi. But an inspiring new development in small town Maharashtra has proved it can happen, according to the Indian Express.
It's a huge problem, according to Water.org, which says: "Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. India has made progress in the supply of safe water to its people, but gross disparity in coverage exists across the country. Although access to drinking water has improved, the World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. In India, diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily." Read more
Source : globalpost.com