World's wettest region, located in India, is going thirsty

Around 1,800 villagers have no access to government water supply in Mawmluh. Public taps have been dry for over 10 years.
Around 1,800 villagers have no access to government water supply in Mawmluh. Public taps have been dry for over 10 years.PHOTOS: BANSAN LYNGDOH

NEW DELHI - Tyngshainlang Dewkhaid lives in Mawsynram, a place described as the wettest on earth. With an average annual rainfall of almost 12m, this hilly region in India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya should ideally have more than sufficient water to meet local residents' needs.

Yet, Mr Dewkhaid, 48, and his family of four other individuals, struggle to get water in Phlangwanbroi, a village in the Mawsynram area.

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