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Sources of drinking water for rural and urban households in India 2011

The statistic displays the distribution of households in rural and urban areas in India in 2011, with a breakdown by source of drinking water. In that year, the primary source of water in urban areas in India was tap water, while hand pumps were available for almost 12 percent of the households. On the other side, hand pumps were the main source of drinking water in rural areas, followed by tap water with almost 31 percent of the households.

Share of households in urban and rural areas in India in 2011, by source of drinking water

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May 2013



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Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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