Water fears bubble up in Delhi

Residents crowding around a municipal tanker to collect water in New Delhi yesterday. Protesters in the northern state of Haryana shut off a canal carrying water to Delhi over the weekend amid demonstrations over caste rights, raising fears of a wate
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Residents crowding around a municipal tanker to collect water in New Delhi yesterday. Protesters in the northern state of Haryana shut off a canal carrying water to Delhi over the weekend amid demonstrations over caste rights, raising fears of a water crisis in the metropolis. The Munak Canal supplies three-fifths of Delhi's water needs for its more than 20 million people. The protests were called off yesterday evening.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2016, with the headline 'Water fears bubble up in Delhi'. Print Edition | Subscribe