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Audio slideshow: India's water crisis

India's billion-plus population faces growing water scarcity. Most areas get enough rain but the country must learn to manage it better, says Dr Mihir Shah, a water expert on India's planning commission. He says radical new policies will soon be announced to deal with the challenge.

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Recorded by Jill McGivering with photographs by Andy Brownstone. Additional images courtesy AFP, Getty Images and Rex Features.

Music, Along the Ganges by Nightingale.Slideshow production by Phil Coomes. Publication date 22 June 2012.