Drinking water sources in India: How safe is safe?

Chaudhuri, Sriroop and Roy, Mimi (2017) Drinking water sources in India: How safe is safe? Current Science, 113 (3). pp. 393-402. ISSN 113891

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Under the loom of extreme climatic perturbations, human expansion and rising demand, world’s freshwater reserves are expected to suffer severe setbacks in the coming years. A major task for the international authorities in this regard is to develop a reliable inventory of existing potable water sources and identify the challenges therein. The main objective of this study was to present a spatial summary of ‘safe’ water sources in India using the most ‘authentic’, cross-sectional, open-sourced census database for 2011 ranging from household to state level. Under the present circumstances, we urge the authorities to revisit potable water source classification scheme in India, acknowledging water quality issues and devising strategies for catchment-scale protection with special emphasis on real-time continuous monitoring and assessment of the peri-urban water resources.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Arsenic | Ground Water | Fluoride, Millennium Development Goal, Safe Drinking Water.
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 04:22
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 05:32
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs/v113/i03/393-402
Additional Information: The authors acknowledge the sustained support and assistance provided by the O. P. Jindal Global University towards the completion of this study.
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/768


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