New Delhi (CNN)Mohammad Mujabir works hard tilling his scrabble patch of a field on the banks of the Yamuna River in New Delhi.
New Delhi's marginalized feel left out of world's biggest election
The river is one of India's most polluted, with untreated sewage and factory waste dumped into its waters as it flows into the capital. But Mujabir, 55, has bigger worries than pollution, which he says might even help fertilize his meagre crops.
The rains are always late, he tells CNN, and it's hard to simply make ends meet: He feeds his wife and five kids with the produce they grow, and any profits go to the landlord to rent the field.
"There are no savings," he says. And now he fears he's been left out of any opportunity to voice his desperation in India's upcoming general elections.