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Per Capita Availability of Water

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  • March 4, 2020
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Per Capita Availability of Water

Part of: Prelims and GS-III- Economy

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  • The average annual per capita water availability in the years 2001 was 1816 cubic meters while it reduced to 1545 cubic meters in 2011
  • This may further reduce to 1486 cubic meters in 2021 and 1367 cubic meters in 2031
  • As per Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, 135 litre per capita per day (lpcd) has been suggested as the benchmark for urban water supply. 
  • For rural areas, a minimum service delivery of 55 lpcd has been fixed under Jal Jeevan Mission, which may be enhanced to higher level by states
  • As per NCIWRD percentage of water used for irrigation out of the total water use for the year 1997-98 was 83.30%. The same is estimated to decrease to 72.48% by 2025.
  • NCIWRD= National Commission for Integrated Water Resources Development 

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