Delhi water crisis may last 15 days
A water crisis in India's capital will take up to two weeks to fix, authorities warned yesterday as taps ran dry, days after protesters sabotaged a canal to demand better treatment for their caste.
Jat caste groups called off their protests on Monday after the government in the northern state of Haryana accepted their demands following days of riots, arson and looting that saw thousands of troops deployed.
New Delhi's water board was battling to restore full supplies to the city of 17 million people which relies heavily on the canal running through Haryana.
Although schools and many businesses reopened yesterday as supplies were partially restored, many were still suffering after the water board said it had been forced to limit supplies.