India’s Urban Development Ministry: Half of Indian Cities Do Not Have Indoor Plumbing.

Of 1405 cities surveyed, barely over half had any kind of indoor plumbing or waste management system present. The lack of indoor plumbing and municipal waste management systems is cited as one of the primary reasons for the high prevalence of poverty-related water borne illnesses in Indian cities. India relies upon water imports as well as other stop gap measures to supply itself with clean water. One of the most glaring examples of mismanagement in this area is in the capital of New Delhi where the River Yumana is and remains the country’s most polluted.

[The Telegraph]

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