Millions of Indians have no access to clean water…

tribalwomanPeople especially women have to walk several kilometers everyday to collect a container of water. India has the world’s highest number of people without access to clean water – imposing a major financial burden for some of the country’s poorest people. 5% of the country’s 1.25 billion population are forced to either buy water at high rates or use supplies that are contaminated with sewage or chemicals. Poor Indians without water access are forced to spend an average of about 72 cents to buy 50 litres of water a day, the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation. That’s nearly 20% of their typical daily income. About 315,000 children die from diarrhoeal diseases each year, with 140,000 of those deaths happening in India. Poor management of water resources is the biggest problem holding India back.