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India: Forced to walk miles, India water crisis hits rural women hardest

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: India
By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in villages who have to walk miles each day to fetch water are bearing the brunt of Indiaand#39;s worst water crisis in history, with activists warning of serious impacts on their health and well-being. About 200,000 Indians die every year due to inadequate access to safe water, and 600 million face high to extreme water stress, the government think tank Niti Aayog said last month.

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