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About 20% of Delhi's population have no access to piped water and have to be supplied by water tankers. But the difference between demand and supply is more than 750 million litres a day.
About 20% of Delhi's population have no access to piped water
So they have to rely on the black market - water supplied by private contractors, or "the water mafia", as it has come to be known.
"It's always existed here. A network of people who steal water and then supply it to those who need it," says Anuj Porwal, a social activist from Sangam Vihar.
"They have the backing of the police and local politicians. That's why no one can stop them," he alleges.
The allegations have always been denied.
It's a shame the government isn't providing water to the people but we aren't in much of a different boat.