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NORTH-Massacre of Devbaath

A lot of water is required to put out the fire, and So very little water is left for the following day's cooking or drinking. In most huts food is cooked only once a day, in the evening. I asked some of the men around me when they had had their last meal. Most of them had eaten the previous evening; SOME had not eaten anything for two days; those who said they had eaten a meal the previous day had eaten nothing more than one roti. Some hut dwellers buy a candle in the evening. This costs five paise and lasts for about 15 minutes. Kating is mostly done in the darkness.

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