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Sri Lankans struggle to find clean water

Ten-month drought in parts of the island nation is leaving more than a million with little access to clean water.

Last updated: 25 Aug 2014 03:38
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More than a million people in Sri Lanka are struggling to find clean drinking water, after a 10-month drought enveloped parts of the island nation.

Authorities are predicting that draught will trigger the paddy harvest to fall by around 17 percent, from the 4 million tons recorded in 2013.
 
The government is renovating irrigation tanks to help deal with the crisis. It is spending millions of dollars to clean up and repair the irrigation network.
 
Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from southern Sri Lanka.

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