In a New Delhi neighborhood, residents line up in the blistering 45 degree Celsius heat (113 Fahrenheit) carrying empty jerry cans and water bottles, waiting for the government water tanker truck to arrive.
"We only get water once a week and each time we have to fight for it," one woman yells.
There are no laid pipelines in unplanned areas like this, so tanker trucks are their only source of water.
With the truck arrives chaos.
Minor scuffles ensue. Many have been waiting for hours for their weekly supply and they are visibly angry.
Every household in this neighborhood is allowed only four jerry cans each.
"With so little water, we don't know if we should drink it, cook with it, or bathe with it," one woman says.
Water shortages are a perennial problem in much of India, but this summer the country's newly elected government is facing extra heat over water.
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