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Uttarakhand Election 2017: Lack of water, medical facilities key issues in state, say voters

With the hill state of Uttarakhand heading for Assembly polls on 15 February, voters have identified the key issues that they feel will determine the election outcome.

Speaking to Firstpost, a section of the state's voters from Landsdowne constituency said water scarcity and medical treatment facilities are the biggest issues.

"There is just one government hospital here, at Cantonment Board. Other than this, the nearest hospital is located about seven kilometres away. Even there, they just have two doctors," said one voter, identifying himself as Dinesh Joshi.

"Water becomes a problem in the summer. We depend on tankers, which bring water here in the summer months. The hotels and commercial establishments all purchase water," he said.

Updated Date: Feb 11, 2017 16:30 PM

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