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A report says India has the world’s highest number of people without access to clean water

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NEW DELHI  — 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, according to a report released Tuesday.

The international charity Water Aid says 75.8 million Indians — or 5 percent 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. That accounts for more than a tenth of the 650 million people worldwide without clean water access — more than any single country in Africa or China, where 63 million have no access.

Read more at : http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-03-22/india-has-the-most-people-without-clean-water-report-says

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