March 20, 2002: There are
more " To Let" Boards visible in the New Washermanpet
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Mar 15, 2003
area of Chennai than any other part of the city. Some families
have vacated their houses.
Others are just waiting for their children to complete their
final exams before they can leave. The reason? Erratic water
April 23, 2002:
In Kurnool town of Andhra Pradesh, protesters chased
and drove away tankers from the municipal corporation premises.
April 4, 2002:
150 residents of Savarkundla town in Amreli, Gujarat,
took out a fanas
(lantern) procession to protest against the lack of water.
Others climbed on to terraces, and rang bells (to awaken the
May 1, 2002: An acute scarcity
of drinking water continues at villages Balaha Khurd and Nangalia
in Nurnaul, Haryana. Women are commonly seen roaming around
with pitchers on their head, looking for water.
May 13, 2002: When Rajibai
of Jaora, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, went to collect water
from a tap, she and her two sons were brutally beaten up by
other residents. This led to a riot that left four people injured.