PBS NewsHour

Despite monsoons, some Indian cities are desperate for water

Clip: 01/14/2020 | 7m 32s Video has closed captioning.

Half the population of India lives in areas where water resources are highly stressed. In the coastal city of Chennai, rapid economic development and a population boom have jeopardized supplies of freshwater, prompting officials to rely on desalination of the ocean. But some local residents have found a simpler and more reliable source. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

Aired: 01/14/20

Rating: NR

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