Half of India’s cities have no piped water or sewer systems


Dean Nelson
The Telegraph
October 31, 2011

Editor’s note: India is often touted as an example of what globalism can do for a country. 

The survey, by the government’s Urban Development ministry, has highlighted the failure of officials to improve basic infrastructure to keep pace with soaring population growth in the country’s major cities.

It focused on 1,405 cities in 12 of India’s biggest states, and discovered just over 700 had a water supply or waste management systems.

The absence of clean running water and efficient sewerage systems is a major factor in the spread of poverty-related waterborne diseases in India’s major cities and increasing air pollution from the stench.

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