Image of the Day [01.06.2011] | Milaap

Image of the Day [01.06.2011]

Residents of a Kolkota slum wait eagerly with empty water containers at the community water-pump

Today's image of the day is from a slum in the city of Kolkota. Because of the seeming abundance of water nearby presence of the river Hoogly, the city's water department has been lax about rules and regulations about water use and misuse. However, there are millions of people in the city's slums who struggle daily for their share of water, giving up health and productive time in the process.

Photo credit: Parth Sanyal/ Reuters

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