L. Venkatachalam

L. Venkatachalam
Informal water markets in Chennai
A significant number of the urban poor purchase water from tankers and those that deliver water in plastic cans, bottles, sachets, etc, incurring a sizeable monthly expenditure on water purchases.
Posted on 17 Jan, 2016 09:43 PM

In India, managing the current demand and planning for future water demand in urban areas is becoming a major challenge for urban water supply authorities. According to current figures by the World Health Organisation, 10% in urban areas in India still do not have access to improved water supply.

Water scarcity and informal water markets in urban India (Source: Wikimedia Commons)