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India – Parched villages in India coal-mining hubs hunt for scarce water (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: As a child, Fagu Besra swam in gurgling streams and drank “sweet and cold water” from the wells in his village of Pundi in eastern India. Today, none is left. As in so many parts of coal-rich Ramgarh district in Jharkhand state, mining of the polluting fossil fuel has sucked much of the water from once-plentiful sources.

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