Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market

Read the full story from the BBC.

About 20% of Delhi’s population have no access to piped water and have to be supplied by water tankers. But the difference between demand and supply is more than 750 million litres a day.

So they have to rely on the black market – water supplied by private contractors, or “the water mafia”, as it has come to be known.

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