The Indian capital experienced a rare drought this summer, with high temperatures and little rain. The water supply in New Delhi is tense, and the slum dwellers are suffering, and gang crimes and public fighting due to water are on the rise.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra & Sdot; Modi publicly called for massive water conservation this week.
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This June is the second most dry month in New Delhi in 26 years. On June 10, the temperature was 48 degrees Celsius, which became the highest temperature in the month since records began. The precipitation brought by the July monsoon is one week late than before, and the precipitation is not large.
There are 20 million people in the Delhi area. Reuters reported that after a severe drought, residents’ water use showed a gap between the rich and the poor.
In the central district of Delhi, government employees, parliamentarians, and senior citizens of the company’s residential areas, municipal pipeline water supply is almost unaffected, each household monthly water fee is about 10 to 15 US dollars. In the slums of the old city or the dilapidated apartment buildings in the suburbs, the residents can only rely on water tankers for water supply, and the supply is tight and the price is soaring.