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Poor people’s right to water cut off by thirsty exports, unequal supply

TOUGH TIME … Yogita (25) carries water to her house in Diwadiya village, Sehore District, India. Photo: Wateraid BARCELONA — Yogita has to fetch water up to six times a day – sometimes going out in the middle of the night – from a hand pump about half a kilometre from her house in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, leaving her baby son with a neighbour. In the summer, her husband cycles 3km to get the family’s water, and shouts at the 25-year-old if she cannot prepare meals at the right time because she is out getting water. "I haven’t […]

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