ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Water Stress in Indian Villages

A survey of the magnitude of water-related stress in Indian villages and its effect on rural life, conducted in four districts across the country highlights numerous problems of availability, accessibility and quality of water. The complementarities in water and other areas such as hygiene, education and agriculture have to be tapped and collaborative efforts made to mitigate water stress.

Swajaldhara: More Empty Promises?

Well-intentioned and full of promise, will the newly launched Swajaldhara be able to deliver what earlier drinking water programmes could not? Recent village surveys indicate that several important issues must be addressed if the programme is to improve the quality of life of those most affected by water stress - poor households, women and children.

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