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World Water Day 2018: Photos that depict the water challenges in India

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    Running on shallow water

    A boy runs over a shallow section of the Ganga river in Allahabad. India might face 50 per cent water deficit by 2030 according to a report of Asian Development Bank.

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    A deadly bath

    A boy takes a dip in the polluted waters of river Yamuna, near ITO in New Delhi. Almost 90 per cent of child deaths from diarrhoeal diseases are directly linked to contaminated water, lack of sanitation, or inadequate hygiene.

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    Drinking poison

    A woman drinks the polluted water as she offer prayers on the banks of river Yamuna, near Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi. Nearly 70 per cent of Indians do not have adequate access to safe water for sanitation and hygiene.

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    The choking river

    A view of foam-covered waters, as a result of pollution in the river Yamuna, near the metro bridge of Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi. The river, often called Delhi’s lifeline has virtually no aquatic life - thanks to over 20 drains that pour untreated sewage and other waste into the river.

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    In search of clean water

    A woman walks past a woodland with a pot of water, in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. One in four rural households spends more than half an hour walking to a water source, according to the Indian Human Development Survey.

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    The quest for safe water

    Residents of Arundhati Nagar collect water from a tanker in Bengaluru. Water supplied by tankers in municipal towns, drinking of river and tank water without purifying the same and inefficient water treatment plants are major sources of unsafe water.

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    Guzzling on municipal supply

    A slum dweller sucks at a water pipe in an attempt to restore the flow of water from the municipality supply, in Kolkata. India’s estimated per capita availability of water in 2025 will be 1,341 cubic metre. This may further fall to 1,140 cubic metre in 2050, bringing it closer to becoming water-scarce.

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    Walking on solid waste

    A dog looks on as it stands among the solid waste dumped into Adi Ganga at Kalighat in Kolkata. A survey found that discharge of untreated solid waste is the single most important source of pollution of surface and ground water in India.

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    Cleaning in sooty water

    A woman washes utensils on the bank of a tributary of River Jhelum, which is contaminated by human waste and garbage, in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. While India ranks top among nations that have improved access to water, it also has the most people without clean water availability close to home.

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    Gender problems in water collection

    Women of Reang tribe collect water from a rivulet in Damchara hills on the outskirts of Panisagar. The widespread global lack of access to water has been attributed to multiple inequalities but gender intensifies the inequality, a report stated.

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