Villagers accuse city of seizing water as drought parches ‘India’s Detroit’

A man sits on a fishing boat stranded on the bed of dried-up lake in Thiruninravur, India, June 29, 2019. Picture taken June 29, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

CHENNAI (Reuters) – In the small village of Bangarampettai, 20 miles from India’s manufacturing capital Chennai, about 150 people last month “captured” a water tanker, breaking its windscreen and deflating its tires before handing it over to a nearby police station. People living on the outskirts of this southern Indian metropolis are blocking roads and […]

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