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| Last Updated:: 15/02/2016

Drinking water: rural and urban coverage: (Various Sources)

 

Water   >  2015-16

 


Years

Urban

Rural

Source
1980 77 31 WHO
1981 75 27 Census
1983 80 47 WHO
1985 69 82 WRI
1988 79 73 WHO
1989 89 55 NSS
1990 86 69 WHO
1991 81 56 Census
1991 87 61 JMP
1993 90 67 NSS
1993 84.9 78.4 WRI
1993 89 64 DHS
1994 85 79 JMP
1996 93 75 NSS
1997 NA 72 IIMC
1999 91 69 NSS
1999 94 75 NFHS
1999 90 NA JMP
2000 94 80 MICS
2001 90 73 Census
2002 96 82 JMP


Note:The study carried out by World Resource Institute (WRI) showed that around 84.9% of the urban population of India had access to clean drinking water in 1993 as compared to 69% in 1985, but for rural population the figures fell from 82% in 1985 to 78.4 % in 1993. WRI has noted in their report that the most significant environmental problem and threat to public health in both rural and urban India is inadequate access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities (WRI, 1995). In spite of knowing this fact quality of drinking water is not taken into consideration while measuring access to safe drinking water supply coverage.

Source: www.ecopack india.com