India water crises: Why millions in India are still without tap water

by | Jul 31, 2022 | Top Stories

For millions of Indians, getting access to clean water is still a distant dream. People living in rural areas travel miles on foot, across harsh terrain, to collect water from sources that are not always clean.In 2019, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Jal Jeevan (water is life) Mission, which aims to bring tap water to every Indian home by 2024. Millions of households have benefitted from the programme. With just two years to go before the deadline, millions are still waiting to get clean tap water.The BBC’s Divya Arya travelled across the country to see the successes of the programme and also the challenges that remain.Shot and edited by Debalin Roy

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