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| Last Updated:: 15/02/2016

Household Drinking Water- NFHS 3 Data

 

Water   >  2015-16

 

Percent distribution of urban, rural and total households by source , time to collect and persons who usually collects drinking water, and the percentage of urban, rural and total households by treatment of drinking water , India 2005-06.

 


Sr No

Source of Drinking Water

Urban

Rural

Total
Improved Source 95.0 84.5 87.9
1. Piped water into dwelling/yard/plot 50.7 11.8 24.5
2 Public tap/stand pipe 20.3 16.1 17.5
3. Tube well or borehole 21.3 53.2 42.8
4. Protected dug well 1.8 2.8 2.5
5. Protected Spring 0.1 0.3 0.2
6. Rain water 0.0 0.2 0.1
7. Bottled water, improved source for cooking, hand washing 1 0.8 0.1 0.3
Non-improved source 4.8 15.4 11.9
1 Unprotected dug well 2.9 12.4 9.3
2. Unprotected Spring 0.1 0.8 0.6
3. Tanker Truck/cart with small tank 0.9 0.3 0.5
4. Surface water 0.8 1.8 1.5
5. Bottled water, non-improved source for cooking, handwashing 0.1 0.0 0.0
6. Other source 0.2 0.1 0.2
  Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Time to obtain drinking water (round trip)
1. Water on premises 70.5 42.1 51.3
2. Less than 30 minutes 22.4 43.3 36.5
3. 30 minutes or longer 6.9 14.4 11.9
4. Don’t know/missing 0.2 0.2 0.2
  Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Person who usually collects drinking water 2
1 Adult Female 15+ 74.2 82.7 81.0
2. Adult male 15+ 20.3 10.7 12.6
3. Female child under age 15 3.3 4.7 4.4
4. Male child under age 15 1.2 1.1 1.1
5. Other 0.6 0.4 0.4
6. Missing 0.5 0.4 0.4
  Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Water treatment prior to drinking 3
1. Boil 16.0 7.7 10.4
2. Use alum 2.1 0.9 1.3
3. Add bleach/ Chlorine 2.2 2.4 2.3
4 Strain through cloth 19.1 15.4 16.6
5. Use ceramic, sand or other water filter 13.4 3.3 6.6
6. Use electronic purifier 3.4 0.1 1.2
7. Allow water to stand & settle 0.8 0.5 0.6
8. Other 0.5 0.3 0.4
9. No treatment 51.0 72.7 65.6
Number 35,579 73,462 109041



Note:

  1. Because the quality of bottled water is not known , households using bottled water are classified according to the source of water used for cooking and hand washing.
  2. Excludes those who have source of water on premises.
  3. Total percentage may add to more than 100.0 because multiple answers are allowed.