While Covid-19 has brought forth the need for better access to water for WASH practices to the forefront, how India plans to bring water at the doorstep through the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) continues to be a challenge. This is especially in the context of not only access but also quality of the available water.
Piped water supply has often been referred to as a gold standard while evaluating access to water supply.
Urban water supply can be classified into two categories -- formal and informal. A formal system usually means piped delivery, at least partly treated, and regulated by a utility.
Household water delivery options in urban and rural India – A working paper by Stanford Centre for International DevelopmentPosted on 12 May, 2009 05:14 PM
This working paper by the Stanford Centre for International Development deals with household water delivery options in urban and rural India. The recent potentially far-reaching policy changes frame the paper on drinking water options for urban and rural India. Given the primacy of drinking water as a national objective, and the policy of decentralization through community ownership, private sector participation and devolution to local governments, it asks: How can India alleviate its household level drinking water deprivation, in the near-to-medium term, and in cost-effective ways?