India's water woes: Pollution, poor management worsen disparities in water supply

Pollution and poor management including rampant theft worsen disparities in water supply

The well in Mr Mohammed Rafiq Baig's courtyard has dried up.

His family had been drawing groundwater from the well for 30 years without a problem, but ever since a multi-storey luxury apartment block started coming up in his neighbourhood about three years ago, the water has disappeared.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'India's water woes'. Print Edition | Subscribe